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The Art of African Textiles

Technology, Tradition and Lurex

A comprehensive look at innovations in textile design across the continent the twentieth century. 

From the complexities of Asante weaving in Ghana and the Raphia skirts of the Kuba of Zaïre to urban wax prints, the show celebrated innovation and change in technology and tradition.

This exhibition was part of Africa ’95, a nationwide season celebrating the arts of Africa.

Tagged with: Art Gallery Archive

This exhibition was selected by John Picton and Carol Brown and organised by Barbican Art Gallery.

Sponsored by Barclays Africa Group