Weaving Home: Textile Traditions From Houston’s Karenni Community

Houston Arts Alliance 

Houston has come to be home to a wide range of refugee communities from around the world. They all bring with them distinctive traditions. Weaving Home focuses on the textile traditions practiced by a group of Houston-based women from the Karenni ethnic community. Houston’s Karenni are originally from the mountainous border region of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) that abuts Thailand. The objects they weave – bags, skirts, capes, etc. -- are for functional use and everyday adornment.

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