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Nine Years of Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

7.02.2009

Textile of the Day

This isn't budget-friendly fabric, but Steven Sclaroff has some interesting examples of vintage Nigerian strip woven Yoruba cloth that are fun to explore. Remember how Michael Smith used African textiles in some recent projects? Click here for Hamill Gallery's glossary of textile terms.

Image via Steven Sclaroff

8 comments:

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Lovely..lovely fabric. Steven's website is addicting.

little augury said...

Love the vivid color in this one and always love a mix. thanks for the new source. la

Meade Design Group said...

The colour and the texture in this textile is amazing! Great find!

CDS said...

Lovely painting. Always has been one of my favorites. Happy 4th

Style Court said...

Same to you CDS!

Karena said...

OMG I love that fabric!!

jamey said...

there was a jazzfest vendor that had loads of this beautiful fabric. i wish now i hadn't exercised restraint. definitely will be on my list for the future.

Anonymous said...

The cloth is Aso Oke, found primarily in the Western region of Nigeria. This is one of the traditional cloth of the Yoruba people. There was an an excellent exhibition of African textiles at Africa House in Endicott. The fabrics will be coming online for purchase by the end of the week.