Monday, 5 April 2010

Trellis Love

Geometric sort of ironwork by Paula Prass from her Flights of Fancy collection produced by Michael Miller.

Inspiration -Black and White

Graham and Green

Adinkra Reigns


Black and cream design with black gye nyame symbols

African fabric black and cream design with a black gye nyame symbols in a brown square. This fabric is 100% Cotton - Should be machine washed in cold water with like colors and mild detergent on a delicate setting. Do not bleach. Tumble dry on low and use a cool iron to remove wrinkles. (45 inches wide by 36 inches long). It is sold by the yard.

African Kuba cloth and mud cloth pillows


Strip-woven cotton, before 1900

Museum Purchase, 2002 Eric D. Robertson African Arts, NYC

The Asanti of Ghana are famous for their colorful and elaborate Kente cloth.Their Neighbors, the Ewe, produced even more intricate Kente cloth. The designs in the center of the panels are created with supplementary weft threads; most are abstract but some are zoomorphic or anthropomorphic: a fish, a butterfly, a hand. An adanudo could not be purchased in the marketplace; it was commissioned at very high cost by a high-ranking elder. This heirloom wrapper is over one hundred years old and of breathtaking quality. The Ewe stopped weaving cloths like this around 1960.

Bold brown wallpaper with gold objet d'art from Ghana to inspire