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Currier Museum of Art hosts African textile exhibit
Dec '13
courtesy: Currier Museum of Art
courtesy: Currier Museum of Art
More than 40 textiles, garments and other works of art, created by the artisans and designers of Africa, are on display at New Hampshire’s Currier Museum of Art.
Scheduled to run through January 12, 2014, the exhibit titled ‘Africa Interweave: Textile Diasporas’ highlights the creativity of different societies residing in different parts of the vast continent.
Curated by Susan Cooksey, the event aims to explore the significance of African rituals through the medium of fabrics and its vivid utilization by the significant cultures of Africa.
The exhibit also focuses on the diverse influences that continue to shape the vibrant African art forms, including the regional and global exchange of ideas, techniques and materials.
Organized by the Harn Museum of Art, the featured exhibits include everyday function and high fashion clothing as well as costumes for sacred rituals.
Among the major attractions of the exhibition is an Ebonko masquerade ceremonial garb, designed by Nigerian Ekpenyong Bassey Nsa. Made from spangled gold polyester, the ensemble features furry red and yellow coloured cuffs and a dazzling wide, patterned collar.
The display also includes an orange cotton flag featuring Union Jack and a winged black griffin, with a fierce hooked beak, attacking small animals, designed by a mid-20th-century artist named Kweku Kakanu.
Additionally, a woman’s raffia dance overskirt, adorned with patterns of interleaving bars and diamonds, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the regal green, gold and brown coloured kente cloth, designed by Samuel Cophie to celebrate President Clinton’s 1998 state visit to Ghana are also included in the exhibition.

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