Wild Fibers, Wild Places Zoom Lecture

Passage to India

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

4:00 pm (EST) 1:00 (PT)

When I first traveled to India in 2007, I truly had no appreciation of how vast, how diverse, and how utterly mind-blowing it would be. Without an ounce of hesitation I can say India has provided me with some of my most challenging and some of my most rewarding travels. I have been on death-defying drives through the mountains and through the cities as well. I have seen breath-taking celebrations and tireless devotions, and an array of wild fibers and textile traditions equal to none. 

Please join me in part one of this two-part series that will ultimately include Ladakh, Kashmir, Varanasi, Ahmedabad, Kutch and Kerala. 

If you are not able to attend the lecture, your ticket will enable you to automatically receive a link to the recording. 

This ticket is for a link to the recording.

In 2004, I began my quest to see a musk ox in the wild. I might have had greater success looking for a four-leaf clover in the desert. Over the next fifteen years I traveled to a tiny island in the Bering Sea, a larger island above the Arctic Circle in the Canadian Northwest, a small cemetery in Nome (it's one of the few places in town where the musk ox can find grass), and eventually to the Russian Arctic. Few things have demanded more time or resources to achieve. 


This Zoom lecture will include an assortment of snowy images, tales both funny and frustrating, along with an important understanding of how qiviuk is harvested and processed.