- Hi all, I wanted to announce a new website to everyone, it s a website that is devoted solely to African textiles. I ve been helping them develop theMessage 1 of 2 , Aug 1, 2010View SourceHi all,I wanted to announce a new website to everyone, it's a website that is devoted solely to African textiles. I've been helping them develop the website and it's up and operational, but still a work in progress. Only Kuba skirts and panels are cataloged so far, but hundreds of textiles from various cultures that have been in storage until now will be added over the next few months."This website has been created to showcase the African textiles acquired over the past three decades by the Hamill Gallery of Tribal Art in Boston. We begin with the raffia skirts and decorative panels created by the Kuba peoples of the DRC and will be adding fabrics from the Asante, Dida, Ewe, Igbo and Yoruba peoples in an ongoing effort to display the majority of the thousands of textiles that constitute the Hamill collection."Piper O'Sullivan, who is a student at Brown University in Providence Rhode Island, has been working on cataloging all of the textiles and she did a nice write up on Kuba skirts (linked below) that is worth a read.RAND
- Interesting that Rand has pointed our attention to the Hamill Gallery s textile website. We have a small B & B operation here in central FranceMessage 2 of 2 , Aug 2, 2010View SourceInteresting that Rand has pointed our attention to the Hamill
Gallery's textile website.
We have a small B & B operation here in central France
....and maybe not surprisingly there is quite allot of tribal art
around the place, including a fair number of textiles.
I have long been fascinated by Shoowa cloth and it would seem that
several of our guest start to 'get the bug' when they stay (That is to
say, an interest in tribal art, not fleas)
This is what greets them as they walk into the main guest bedroom .....