Hillary Steel on the Endangered Mexican Rebozo


R. John Howe: Textiles and Text

On February 9, 2013,


Hillary Steel presented a Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning program on the Mexican Rebozo, a traditional Mexican shawl, woven in warp faced,  resist-dye ikat, that is in danger of disappearing. 

Hillary Steel is a handweaver. Her work has been featured locally in solo exhibitions at Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville, Maryland (2011, 2002, 1999) and in numerous group exhibitions in such venues as the Blackrock Center for the Arts ( 2013),  Artists’ Museum, Washington, D.C. (2003), and Snyderman/Works Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since 2000. Her work is also held by several public collections including that of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C. and in our embassies abroad through the US State Departments “Art in Embassies Program”. 

Hillary is involved with cultural preservation efforts with regard to Mexican rebozo weaving, the subject of her presentation here. More of Hillary’s work can be seen on her…

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