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Conversations Series 2, Episode 2 ‘African Shibori: Congo, Mali, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria, and guest designer Christina Kim and artisan Gasali Adeyemo’
March 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
From left to right: (1) Woman’s Turban, Tunisia; (2) Cameroon & Mali; (3) Dida Raffia Tubular piece, Cote d’Ivoire; (4) Contemporary Dida (Kru people) Wedding, Cote d’Ivoire; (5) Adire Oniko by Nike Davies-Okundaye, Nigeria; (6) Raffia skirt from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The vast African continent nurtured a wide array of shibori traditions representing many indigenous cultural landscapes. The articles vary from bound-resist on woolen-sprang women’s turbans to raffia shibori textiles in interlaced tubular cloth, and cotton strip-woven, indigo-dyed wraps, some intended for royalty and others for ordinary people.