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Nassouko Coulibaly, Malinke spinner, Ivory Coast
Hawa Moiwai, Gara (tie-dye), Sierra Leone
Mabeoana Quilters, quilters, Lesotho
Moussa Diabate, traditional textile artist, Mali
Dembélé Mariam Sidibé, cloth dyer, Mali
Gasali Adeyemo, Fiber arts, Nigeria
David Boamah, Adinkra textiles, Ghana
Sammy Asare, textile artist, Ghana
Susanne McCoy, quilter, USA
Hollis Chatelain, Quilter, USA
Judith Rouhani, Textile Artist, South Africa
The Adinkra Dictionary: A Visual Primer on the Language of Adinkra, by W. Bruce Willis
Oshogbo, Departure from Tradition: Contemporary Textiles from Nigeria, Mbari Institute
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Web site of quilter Hollis Chatelain. "The twelve years I lived in Africa have deeply influenced me. Six months after moving back to the United States, my longing for Africa was so great that I started to paint African images in order to put me back into the life I loved so much. I feel Americans should know more about the joy, harmony, and pride of the African people, rather than only hearing about the suffering and turmoil so commonly depicted in the media. I would like viewers to see my African imagery as a tribute to a people I truly admire and respect."
Web site of South African textile artist Judith Rouhani. "The African light and vibrant mix of colours and traditional African patterns are the artist�s inspiration, these influences are expressed through the use of exotic silk fabrics, threads and beads in rich colours, each art work edged with Ethiopian silver/copper or brass rings."
Kuba Textiles: An Introduction
Describes the various production techniques (embroidery, applique, patchwork and dyeing) for making Kuba raffia cloths. Plus some conservation tips from the author, Ann Svenson, Assistant Textile Conservator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Published in the Western Association for Art Conservation newsletter.
Social Fabric: exploring the Kate Peck Kent collection of West African textiles
This exhibit highlights the West African textiles in the collection of the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, which were donated by a former DU anthropology professor, Kate Peck Kent. Textiles in the exhibit are Adinkra, Kente and Adire. The online exhibit, created by a graduate student, also includes text explaining the cultural significance of cloths, and cloth-making techniques.
Nike Davies Okundaye
Website for Nigerian textile artist Nike Davies Okundaye. "While she is known for her colorful batik and paintings that offers a modernist gloss on traditional themes, she was brought up amidst the traditional weaving and dying practiced in her native village of Ogidi in Western Nigeria. Her fame as an artist and teacher has taken her all over the globe." Her website has information about the various art centers she established in Nigeria to train artists and the tours offered to overseas visitors.
Adire African textiles gallery
"Adire African Textiles is a London based gallery dedicated to exploring the vintage textile traditions of sub-Saharan Africa. We work with a network of partners throughout West Africa to source exceptional museum quality textiles for clients worldwide that include leading museums, private collectors, and interior designers." See also the site's pages on African textile traditions and techniques.
West African Wisdom: Adinkra Symbols & Meanings
This site's mission is to make available high-quality renditions of symbols used in Adinkra cloth printing, at no cost for personal and non-profit uses.