Every material culture since humans started creating clothing has developed their own significant set of symbols. These symbols developed over centuries and have been woven into the very fabric of the culture. Identity, fibre, colour and necessity have culminated in the abundant beauty in the form of textiles. The diversity of many cultures is what has inspired this exhibition of textile art from all around the globe to us here in Kirikiriroa Hamilton. A fibre art symposium will also be mounted in conjunction with the exhibition.