African Quad Batik in Three Blues Handmade and Fair Trade. Batiked and painted by hand, this vertically-oriented barkweave cotton wall hanging has a unique herd of elephants and giraffes. It measures by 39 inches X 1 M).
This large, x throw is handcrafted by artisans in Bamako, Mali who grow and weave local cotton. The African artisans use a mud cloth technique to paint abstract, geometric patterns. Each blanket is hand-dyed and one-of-a-kind.
This book is a wonderful source of material for anyone doing historical research on african and subgroup textiles. It goes in a good depth on the process and cultural influence of each textile and their signifigance. This is definitely a must buy.
Mandy Patullo - Thread and Thrift: The Decorated Sketchbook - made in response to research on ethnic and tribal textiles. Each double page spread uses surface decoration techniques to respond to patterns and textures in the textiles.