[Unless otherwise noted, photos my own.]
On Saturday, I stopped by Ann Mashburn for some glass beads from Ghana.
Although woven cloth and basketry -- not beadwork -- will be the big focus of The Textile Museum's major fall exhibition, Weaving Abstraction: Kuba Textiles and the Woven Art of Central Africa, something about my new necklace's thick, natural fiber cord made me think about the upcoming show and wonder when the catalogue will land in the museum shop.
If you have plans to be in Boston this fall, don't forget Global Patterns: Dress and Textiles in Africa continues through January 8, 2012 at the MFA. Extraordinary beadwork is on view in this exhibition. In fact, MFA Textile and Costume Society members have an opportunity to attend Bedazzled by Beadwork: The Splendor of the Ndebele Culture of South Africa, a special related lecture, on November 17. The general public is invited to the Global Patterns gallery talk on October 19.
Related past posts:
Kelly en Perles
Material World II