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Social Fabric: African Textiles Today

On Saturday, my Mum and I wandered along to the exhibition at the British Museum in London on African textiles. I thought they were so beautiful, colourful and I loved the hand printed look that many of them had. They were mainly kangas, printed pieces of fabric usually worn by women. They also contain messages written on them, and reflect the political, social, and religious contexts in which the women are wearing them. A lot of these textiles were from Tanzania and Zanzibar, which my Mum and I found interesting as we are taking a family trip there in July!

Although I have lots of ideas for posts, I’ve had to take a step down with blogging lately as uni work is taking over every minute of my life during the week! I had a mid project review today, and things seem to be going well but I have a lot to do before May. Time is flying by right now, where did February go? Bring on the Spring weather this month please! 
Have a good weekend

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    March 2, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Looks really interesting, I went to see an exhibition about cotton in the Whitworth in Manchester last year that had a lot of wax prints, I really love them, I brought lots of cloth back with from west Africa last year, hope you'll find some fun prints in Tanzania and Zanzibar

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    March 3, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    This is so beautiful !!

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