Seats at our meeting on June 10th will be strictly limited to just forty in order to comply with current Covid guidelines. If you would like to attend, please do not hesitate to ring Beryl Richardson on 01684 540589 and she will reserve a seat for you.


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June 10th 2021 10:30 a.m.

Jill Salmons: The Costumes and Cultures of Peru

The desert regions of Peru were once places of sophisticated cultures with complex architecture and superb ceramics, jewellery and textiles. Burials often involved the wrapping of the corpse in multiple layers of cloth, which, due to the dry climate, have survived up to the present day. Scholars have been astounded by the variety of techniques employed thousands of years ago, many of which are still maintained by the indigenous Quechua speaking peoples of Peru .This talk will discuss the large variety of costumes and hats produced by different communities, explaining the weaving techniques, colour significance, motifs and uses of many of the textiles for rites of passage and cultural displays.

July 8th 2021 10:30 a.m.

Annual General Meeting

Details to follow.