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History, design, and craft in West African strip-woven cloth

History, design, and craft in West African strip-woven cloth

papers presented at a symposium organized by the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, February 18-19, 1988

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Published by The Museum in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Textile fabrics, Black -- Africa, West -- Congresses.,
  • West African strip weaving -- Congresses.,
  • Hand weaving -- Africa, West -- Congresses.,
  • Men weavers -- Africa, West -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statement[contributors, Rita Bolland ... [et al.].
    ContributionsBolland, Rita., National Museum of African Art.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNK8989
    The Physical Object
    Pagination168 p. :
    Number of Pages168
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19140298M

    TEXTILES, AFRICANFor more than a thousand years, West Africa has been one of the world's great textile-producing regions. The yarn available locally for spinning was cotton, which grew in at least two colors, white and pale brown. In some places a wild silk was also spun, while raffia and bast fibers were available in addition, as were imported textiles and fibers from trans . Ross, D. () Wrapped in Pride – mostly about Asante but some info on Ewe and interesting pictures. Posnansky,M. “Traditional Cloth from the Ewe Heartland” in History, design and Craft in West African Strip-Woven Cloth (Smithsonian ) – looks at .

    Kente cloth is particularly popular in the United States among African-Americans and can be found on all types of clothing, accessories, and objects. These designs replicate registered Kente designs, but are often mass-produced outside of Ghana with no recognition or payment going to the Akan craftsmen and designers, which Boatema Boateng has Author: Alistair Boddy-Evans. Description: African Arts is a quarterly journal devoted to the plastic and graphic arts of Africa, broadly defined to encompass sculpture in wood, metal, ceramic, ivory, and stone, and less familiar work in fiber, hide, mud, and other materials. Included in the mandate are architecture, arts of personal adornment, contemporary fine and popular arts, and arts of the African diaspora.

      A blog about African history, and heritage, through audio and video files. Very often, Africans are depicted on old pictures as naked people, walking around without any clothing. This seems to be quite at odd with the fact that the Dutch textile company VLISCO has been installed in Africa, more precisely in Togo, since Elisha P. Renne. University of History, and the Everyday in Sierra Leone. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp., 6 b/w photos, 3 figs. History, Design, and Craft in West.


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History, Design, and Craft in West African Strip Woven Cloth: Papers Presented at a Symposium Organized by the National Museum of African Art by Sylvia H. Williams (Foreword)Price: $ History, Design, and Craft in West African Strip-Woven Cloth: Papers Presented at a Symposium Organized by the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Instiution Feb.Paperback – January 1, Author: National Museum of African Art.

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Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" $ $ $ Paperback $ 4 Used from $ Manufacturer: National Museum of African Art. HISTORY, DESIGN, AND CRAFT IN WEST AFRICAN STRIP WOVEN CLOTH. Papers Presented at a Symposium Organized by the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution February History, design, and craft in West African strip-woven cloth: papers presented at a symposium organized by the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, February(Book, ) [] Get this from a library.

History, design, and craft in West African strip-woven cloth: papers presented at a symposium organized by the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, FebruaryOther Creators. patterns of life: west african strip-weaving traditions.

by peggy stoltz gilfoy. national museum of african art. "In many areas of West Africa, fabric is woven in long narrow strips.

The strips are cut to length and then sewn together to make rectangular cloths with striking geometric by: 9. “Clothing from Burial Caves in Mali, 11 th – 18 th Century.” History, Design and Craft in West African Strip-Woven Cloth. Papers presented at a Symposium organised by the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, FebruaryNew York: Smithsonian Institution, Handwoven and dyed in West Africa.

Weaving cotton into long, narrow strips up to 60 metres long is an important textile tradition found throughout West Africa. These strips are thicker than machine woven craft cotton.

Undyed cotton strip cloth. % cotton, usually from Burkina Faso, occasionally from Guinea or Côte d'Ivoire. Jan 1, - West African Weaving Since Pre-Colonial Times.

See more ideas about African, African textiles and Weaving pins. WEST AFRICAN NARROW STRIP WEAVING by Venice & Alastair Lamb Edited by Patricia Fiske Exhibited at the Textile Museum: March 7 to Septem This book is a very detailed, with extensive technical and historical captions, full-page sketch-map with key, of West Africa Area of Narrow Strip Weaving Production, table of contents, acknowledgements.5/5(1).

Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. Bolland, R. () Clothing from Burial Caves in Mali, 11th – y, Design and Craft in West African Strip-Woven Cloth   History, design and craft in West African strip-woven cloth.

Paper presented at a symposium organised by the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, February Google ScholarAuthor: Enyinna Nwauche.

History, design, and craft in West African strip-woven cloth: papers presented at a symposium organized by the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, February(Washington, D.C.: The Museum, c), by National Museum of African Art (U.S.) (page images at.

Roy Sieber (éd.). History, Design and Craft in West African Strip-woven : Josette Rivallain. For more information Sierra Leonean historical governing structures, see Joanna Edwards’ article on Mende country cloth in the National Museum of African Art’s History, design, and craft in West African strip-woven cloth: papers presented at a symposium organized by the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, February.

John Picton et. – History, Design and Craft in West African Strip Woven Cloth (Smithsonian, ) John Picton & John Mack – African Textiles (British Museum Press,2nd Edition) Karl-Ferdinand Schaedler – Weaving in Africa South of the Sahara (Panterra Verlag, ).

May 3, - Explore jana's board "African strip woven general", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about African textiles, Textile patterns and Textiles pins. Picton,J. “Tradition,Technology, and Lurex; Some Comments on Textile History and Design in West Africa” in History, design and Craft in West African Strip-Woven Cloth (Smithsonian ).

History references: Bolland, R. Tellem Textiles () Candotti,M. “The Hausa Textile Industry: Origins and Development in the Precolonial Period” in A.

May 1, - Handwoven West African fabric - from the book African Textiles by John Gillow, that showcases some of the most beautiful weaving, dyeing, and embroidery techniques used in textile history.

There is this beautiful brightly colored woven cloth known as kente cloth. It has bright colors, snappy geometric patterns, and is fun to touch were you to get your hands on a piece. Explore the kente cloth meaning through this multi media paper weaving African craft. Kente cloth originated in the west African country of Ghana.Traditional African arts and crafts have influenced art throughout the world.

Contemporary African textiles, such as Kente cloth, and African motifs often show up on city streets in North America. West Africans use small strip looms to weave narrow strips of fabric which they sew together to make large pieces of cloth.The dashiki appeared on the American fashion scene during the s when embraced by the black pride and white counterculture movements.

"Dashiki" is a loanword from the West African Yoruba term danshiki, which refers to a short, sleeveless tunic worn by men. Source for information on Dashiki: Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion dictionary.