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Africa | Ndop Royal Hanging for Ceremonial and Funerary Occasions. Bamum or Bamileke people, Cameroon | First half 20th century | Stripwoven cotton stitch-resist dyed with indigo

Africa-artafrica: Ndop Royal Hanging for Ceremonial and Funerary Occasions. Bamum or Bamileke people

Africa | Raffia cloth from the Shoowa (Kuba) people of DR Congo | 20th century

Africa | Raffia cloth from the Shoowa (Kuba) people of DR Congo | 20th century

Ceremonial Skirt (Ntchak)

Africa Ceremonial Skirt (Ntchak) from the Kuba people (Bushoong group) from the Kasai River Region of the DR Congo Raffia palm fiber with natural dyes ca.

Indigo strip woven and resist dyed cotton cloth. known as Ndop Cloth, Baminiki People, Grassland of Cameroon, Mid 20th century  http://stylecourt.blogspot.ca/2013/03/connecting-threads.html

Indigo strip woven and resist dyed cotton cloth. known as Ndop Cloth Baminiki People, Grassland of Cameroon, Mid century Textiles

Africa | Panel from a Ndop Ceremonial Hanging. Bamum or Bamileke people  Cameroon. | First half 20th century | Strip woven cotton stitch-resist dyed with indigo.

Panel from a Ndop Ceremonial Hanging - Bamum or Bamileke people - Cameroon - First Half Century - Strip woven cotton stitch-resist dyed with indigo

'Ndop' resist stitched, indigo-dyed cloth of the Bamileke people, Cameroon ( early 20th century). via Sarajo

editionlocal com >> 'Ndop' resist stitched, indigo-dyed cloth of the Bamileke people, Cameroon ( early century). via Sarajo

Kuba Cloth Ceremonial Skirt/Panel Raffia by EthosEthnicArt on Etsy

Kuba Cloth Ceremonial Skirt/Panel Raffia by EthosEthnicArt on Etsy

Africa | Asante Wrapper. Ghana | mid to late 19th century | Imported cotton cloth and black pigment | Historically Asante royalty wore adinkra, large wrappers with stamped patterns, only during periods of mourning. Though still worn in times of grief, adinkra cloths recently have become increasingly fashionable at social festivities and nonfunerary functions.

Ghana mid to late century Imported cotton cloth and black pigment Historically Asante royalty wore adinkra, large wrappers with stamped patterns, only during periods of mourning. Though still worn in times of grief, adi

Africa | Woman's Ceremonial Skirt from the Bushong people of DR Congo | ca. early 20th century | Pounded and dyed inner bark (Ficus); piecing | This striking wraparound skirt was made for an aristocratic woman of the Bushong ruling group, possibly a member of the royal clan, since they were the only Kuba who were entitled to wear barkcloth, which was otherwise restricted to mourning and funerary rite.

Woman’s Ceremonial Skirt Bushong people Early century Pounded and dyed inner bark (Ficus);

Africa | Woman's Shawl from the Dioula People, Ivory Coast | 20th century | 12 strips of hand spun cotton, resist dyed with indigo  A single glass bead is woven into the bottom right side corner

Africa | Woman's Shawl from the Dioula People, Ivory Coast | 20th century | 12 strips of hand spun cotton, resist dyed with indigo A single glass bead is woven into the bottom right side corner

TRAVELOGUE: MARFA, TEXAS  LOCATION: Marfa, Texas    TEXT: Emily Jerome, (Fashion Designer)    Marfa has taken over as the new destination muse for art-inspired fashion designers. Prada keeps its conceptual road side boutique there and Proenza Schouler pit stop in from NYC for visual refreshing.    Emerging designer Emily Jerome recently came through to shoot her look book amongst the sparse desert terrain that captivated artist Donald Judd so much so that in the 1970’s he bought up much of…

TRAVELOGUE: MARFA, TEXAS LOCATION: Marfa, Texas TEXT: Emily Jerome, (Fashion Designer) Marfa has taken over as the new destination muse for art-inspired fashion designers. Prada keeps its conceptual road side boutique there and Proenza Schouler pit stop in from NYC for visual refreshing. Emerging designer Emily Jerome recently came through to shoot her look book amongst the sparse desert terrain that captivated artist Donald Judd so much so that in the 1970’s he bought up much of…

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