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June 5th, 2013

African textiles on display at Indianapolis museum

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The new exhibition ‘Majestic African Textiles’ presents an array of aristocratic performance and ritual clothing of Africa  is going on at the famous encyclopedic art museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, US.

‘Majestic African Textiles’ the exhibition includes 60 pieces, richly patterned and elaborately decorate textiles from North Africa and Sub Saharan Africa. The exhibition offers superb presentation of woven arts of the diverse African textile producing cultures of Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria, Ghana, Mali, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and South Africa.

There’s a Nigerian ceremonial tunic made of panels of imported velvet and wool bedecked with beaded patterns including crowns, medals, faux epaulets, flowers and the faces of Yoruba ancestors.

The exhibition will be on view from 3 May 2013 to run till 2 March 201.

For more information please visit below:

http://www.imamuseum.org/exhibition/majestic-african-textiles

 

 

 





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