The qualities handweavers put into their work are reflected by and emanate from the textiles they make. These qualities are what our modern world lacks, and what we yearn for, even if unknowingly: Attention to detail. Minding the small things. Care. Love.
These qualities remind us that seemingly insignificant individuals and seemingly little things do matter.
Each person, every thing, has a place in the world, and no one and no thing is to be overlooked or discarded.
Each individual person holds a unique spirit intrinsic to their being; this spirit is a necessary component of the greater whole.
Likewise, each single thing has a distinct essence innate to its being; this essence is an indispensable component of the greater whole.
In the grand scale of things, these unique spirits and distinct essences are threads brought together with care, love, and attention to detail, weaving the tapestry of our world so that not one thread is overlooked or discarded.
We hold this all in our hands when we touch a handwoven textile.
© 2021 Kelly Manjula Koza | Textile, Isa Frongia
This is cross-posted on Tramite.org.