The elements of weaving unite with aspects of different cultures and peoples in a new exhibit, "Common Threads: Weaving Cultural Identity," now on display at Brigham Young University's Museum of Peoples and Cultures.
The museum, located at 100 E. 700 North in Provo, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Admission is free.Co-curated by students majoring in anthropology at BYU, the exhibit features clothing, baskets and blankets woven from varied fabrics and textiles.
Samples from Guatemalan, American Indian, Oceanian and Peruvian cultures are displayed within the exhibit. Each culture manifests its identity and customs through its weaving, said Heather Seferovich, coordinator of public programs at the Museum of Peoples and Cultures.