Carletta Carrington Wilson's series, book of the bound, is based upon the crucial role cloth plays in the fabric of a society reliant on the labor of slaves. She will discuss which fabrics were essential to the growth and development of the transatlantic trade in slaves and the caste of cloth that arose to define an individual's place and status.
While the fabrics binding the books of book of the bound are ornate, colorful emblems of beauty, under their grasp, an author's voice has even clasped, closed off, each page held fast by a fibered narrative of cloth. Thus, a text of textiles, of fibrous fonts forming poetic structures that belie the silence they contain.
The exhibit will be on display at the Moore Library Tuesday, September 21, 2021 through Friday, November 19, 2021 during regular service hours.
This event is part of the Tacoma Reads 2021 program series exploring race, social justice, and healing through works of literature for all ages along with community programs, workshops, and events.
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