Estelle Carlson
dyer, handweaver, tailor, USA


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AFRICAN SUNBURST


Another jacket inspired by the skies, the land and the people of Africa. The friendliness and joyfulness of the people I met in Malawi always delighted and inspired me. We camped in Malawi next to a village--the people of the village were fisherman--their hand knotted fishing nets in combination with the brightly colored boats created the idea for this jacket. The woven design I selected for the handwoven dyed brown fabric imitates the nets while the knitted fabric represents the colorful boats--the entire jacket is a "sunburst" of color.

these pages submitted to africancraft.com by Estelle Carlson,
Oct. 1999 -- last updated, May. 2003