In many African homes, fabrics lay unassuming and taken for granted. Surprised to learn that ‘traditional’ African wax-printed fabrics were a colonial invention made in the UK and Holland, filmmaker & fashion designer, Aiwan Obinyan, sets out on a journey across four continents to trace the 200 year history of this iconic textile that has come to visually represent Africa and Africans. This event will also include a post discussion and textile pop-up with African textiles on view by local artisans.
Watch the Trailer.
Member: $6; Non-member: $8.
1pm – 4:30 pm:
Pop-Up Shop and Live Kente Cloth Weaving Demonstration featuring African fabric store AFROTHREADS, Kwasi Asare, Master Kente Weaver and Mathematician, and AfroTika.
Post discussion led by:
Evonne and Erika Opoku, owners of African fabric store AFROTHREADS
Meredith Hurston, Co-Host
Kwasi Asare, Master Kente Weaver and Mathematician
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