Susanne McCoy
quilter, USA


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 craftspeople
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

 artists
Groupe Bogolan Kasobane, textile artists, painters, Mali

 designers
Hollis Chatelain, Quilter, USA
Judith Rouhani, Textile Artist, South Africa

 books
The Adinkra Dictionary: A Visual Primer on the Language of Adinkra, by W. Bruce Willis

 exhibits
Oshogbo: Departure from Tradition, Contemporary Textiles from Nigeria

web Links to other sites on the Internet related to 'textile arts (non-weaving)'.

Hollis Chatelain
 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."
Judith Rouhani
 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."
Sayings on East African Cloths
 Khangas use a variety of African sayings, idioms, proverbs, slogans, expressions, idioms and riddles in Swahili and English. This article lists 308 sayings found on Khangas in Kenya and Tanzania. Collected and edited by Rev. Joseph G. Healey, of the Maryknoll Society mission in Tanzania. [pdf document]
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 has been established to share our love of the creative works of African textile artists, weavers, dyers, and embroiderers, and to make high quality African textiles accessible worldwide". This is an extremely informative website for all types of African textile traditions. Also sells cloths in London's famous Portobello Road antiques market.
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.

these pages submitted to africancraft.com by Susanne McCoy,
Dec. 1999 -- last updated, Jan. 2002