I enjoyed looking at all of the Kuba textiles shown on the College's
website. Thank you for sharing.
When combined with Ewe and Asante textiles, plus those of some other West
African cultures, this may be one of the world's greatest design
traditions. Of course in sculpture West Africa wins hands down.
At 02:43 PM 12/1/2008, you wrote:
Through the end of January,
2009, the Queensborough Community College (QCC) Art Gallery in Bayside,
Queens, NY, presents an exhibition of
Kuba Textiles from the Sam and Mei-ling Hilu Collection in addition
permanent exhibition of African art in the adjoining gallery.
Accessible on-line are: an
Introduction by Leonard Kahan;
Exhibition Essay, "Textile Art of the Kuba People" by Irwin
Hersey (who co-authored with Sam Hilu the book,
Textile Art of the Bakuba) and a
Visual Presentation of 37 cloths from the exhibition.
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