Exploring African textiles

From Emergent Africa Tue Feb 19 2013, 06:00:00

Art Daily reports on an ongoing exhibition:

Image courtesy of babyaidafiqs

The making and trading of cloth have been vital elements in African culture for at least two millennia. Through cloth we can understand not only Africa's history but also its engagement with other parts of the world. This exhibition considers the global phenomenon that is African textiles. Displaying a wide range of textiles and related objects from the British Museum's extensive collection, most of which are exhibited for the first time, this exhibition takes a new look at the history and continuing significance of printed and factory-woven textiles in eastern and southern Africa. It explores the patterns of global trade that these pieces reveal, as well as the ways in which they have influenced some of the region's foremost contemporary artists and photographers, including Georgia Papageorge, Karel Nel, Peterson Kamwathi and Araminta de Clermont...[continue reading]

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