Latest News for: African textiles


When Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding Honoured Nike Okundaye

This Day 31 May 2023
“Textiles also reflect religious and cultural beliefs and reveal the richness of our value system.” ... She thanked the centre and UNESCO for the opportunity and described her exploit teaching foreigners abroad about textiles and batik as great, saying that they were happy to see the African art.

Stop dumping your cast-offs on us, Ghanaian clothes traders tell EU

The Guardian 31 May 2023
... lobby for Europe-wide legislation to compel the fashion industry to help address the “environmental catastrophe” of dumping vast amounts of textiles in the west African country.

Douglass legacy celebrated at Wye House

The Star Democrat 24 May 2023
Some 150 seats were set up under a large white tent, and dozens stood around the perimeter of the tent ... “Whenever we can tread on the hallowed grounds of the places where African Americans have made significant contributions is always incredible ... Hall, Lucyle Hook Professor of English and African Studies at Barnard College; textile artist Vera P ... .

1-54’s Annual Fair of Contemporary African Art Returns to Harlem

New York Observer 20 May 2023
1-54 Presents Its Sixth Annual Fair of Contemporary African Art in New York ... They remind me of Diedrick Braken’s allegorical tapestries narrating African-American mythologies, sometimes using Ghanaian symbols, as well as the creations of Abdesslem Ayed who embroiders portraits and mythological scenes on Tunisian textiles.

Henry Sheldon Museum prepares to open May 13

Addison County Independent 11 May 2023
The exhibit also includes displays of recently-discovered and acquired materials highlighting the presence of Native American, African American, and Asian peoples in the Middlebury area ... A Sampling of Textile Tools and Devices ... Features textiles as a learning tool through ...

Trade Ministry, NCO enters Kenya with maiden Market Entry Expedition on May 23

B & FT Online 10 May 2023
This underlines the importance attached to intra-African trade by the minister ... Arthur, is designed to facilitate the entry of Ghanaian businesses from different sectors into East Africa with focus on selling a mix of local SMEs drawn from the agro-processing, manufacturing, cosmetics and textiles sectors in the East African market.

The success mix

Dawn 09 May 2023
THE year is 1990, 65 per cent of the population in this country cannot read, 86pc has no access to electricity, and the average number of children per woman is 4.5 ... Its GDP per head (at market prices) is higher than India’s, and it exports more textiles in a month than 14 African countries combined in a year ... The country is Bangladesh ... Twitter ... .

‘Few people ask us what we think about ourselves’: A new art show elevates Black ...

The Los Angeles Times 08 May 2023
Black women are underrepresented,” said Knowles Lawson, an avid collector of African American art ... A quilt, handmade by Rebecca and marrying Black Southern folk art traditions with West African symbols and textiles, was draped behind it all ... her Afrofuturistic textile creations.

Aurora James Is Breaking the Fairytale Founder Memoir Mold

New York Observer 08 May 2023
Through her close partnerships with African craftspeople and communities, James was able to pay fair wages and ensure good conditions for the men and women crafting her shoes and bags. Her products were not merely influenced by traditional African shoes and textiles but made by artisans with a history and heritage that supported production.

SAM MKOKELI: With South Africa on autopilot, how long before we crash?

Business Day 07 May 2023
He now leads a delegation to the US to discuss matters of huge consequence, such as South Africa’s potential expulsion from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) and other thorny issues linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin, a fugitive in the eyes of the West.

Nigeria wants $3 billion bilateral trade with Pakistan

The News International 07 May 2023
Islamabad ... He said that Pakistan can export many products to Nigeria and other African countries including textiles, rice, pharmaceuticals, surgical instruments, electrical appliances, processed food, cosmetic & beauty products, leather goods, IT products, financial services ... .

Objects of Desire: Winter staples

Mail Guardian South Africa 02 May 2023
While the weather may be, winter looks don’t need to be dull ... Winter warmers. Aranda Textiles is the custodian of traditional blankets in South Africa and abroad. This year, for the colder months, the textile house has tapped pattern designer Glorinah Khutso Mabaso to celebrate African history and heritage ... Available through Aranda ... Joy of life ... ....

Runsewe Drums Support for Nike Art Gallery

This Day 29 Apr 2023
... noting that the Nike Art Gallery in Osogbo now admits undergraduate students in tertiary institutions in Nigeria, Canada and USA for industrial training programme in textile design, traditional arts and culture, Yoruba adire fabric processing and African dyeing method.

Ancient Egyptian neutron imaging: ‘Unwrapping’ 2,500-year-old coffins

Open Access Government 28 Apr 2023
Researchers use neutron imaging and tomography to look inside sealed Ancient Egyptian animal coffins to see the remains ... Neutron imaging is more effective than X-rays, and can see through metal ... Found in sites such as the Nile Delta, the coffins contained bones consistent with North African wall lizards which were wrapped in textiles ... © J Hill 2008.

Most Viewed