African textiles

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Please note that Kanga and Chitenge prints have their own board: KANGA, CHITENGE, KAPULANA. Beaded textiles have been placed on the AFRICAN BEADWORK board. Kuba textiles are now being collected on a seperate board too.

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Karuncollection on Instagram: “Adire cloth detail, Nigeria, starch resist indigo dyed cotton. Shortlisting textiles for my next show at @bruneigallery, SOAS, on African…” African Textiles, Indigo, Symbols, Detail, Prints, Pattern, Cotton, Clothes, Collection

Karuncollection on Instagram: “Adire cloth detail, Nigeria, starch resist indigo dyed cotton. Shortlisting textiles for my next show at @bruneigallery, SOAS, on African…”

369 Likes, 4 Comments - Karuncollection (@karuncollection) on Instagram: “Adire cloth detail, Nigeria, starch resist indigo dyed cotton. Shortlisting textiles for my next…”

The socks were knitted using the ancient technique of nålbindning, a single-needle sewing method that long predates the two-needle knitting we know today. This is a pair of flame-red wool split-toe socks from AD in flawless condition. Bog Body, Old Bras, V & A Museum, Toe Socks, African Textiles, The V&a, Medieval Art, Victoria And Albert Museum, Blow Your Mind

Medieval Art on Instagram: “A pair of socks made in Egypt in the 4th or 5th century and now in the V&A Museum, London. These socks were found during excavations at…”

1,717 Likes, 47 Comments - Medieval Art (@_medievalart) on Instagram: “A pair of socks made in Egypt in the 4th or 5th century and now in the V&A Museum, London. These…”

Leila Alaoui was a French-Moroccan photographer and video artist. For her series, The Moroccans, she travelled the country with her mobile photo studio to capture the ethnic and cultural diversity of Morocco Robert Frank, Richard Avedon, La Migration, Leila, Mobile Photos, Cultural Diversity, Cultural Identity, Studio Portraits, Traditional Dresses

MEP on Instagram: “UNE COLLECTION ☞ Leila Alaoui (1982-2016) Le travail de Leila Alaoui explore l’identité, les cultures et la migration dans l’espace…”

728 Likes, 10 Comments - MEP (@mep.paris) on Instagram: “UNE COLLECTION ☞ Leila Alaoui (1982-2016) Le travail de Leila Alaoui explore l’identité, les…”

Duncan Clarke on Instagram: “NA122 – Tunisian bridal tunic, mwashma, Raf Raf, late C 19th – early C20th  Hand woven cotton cloth, imported net cloth, silk, wool, metal…” African Quilts, African Textiles, Hand Weaving, Cold Shoulder Dress, Tunic, Silk Wool, Woven Cotton, Costumes, Bridal

Duncan Clarke on Instagram: “NA122 – Tunisian bridal tunic, mwashma, Raf Raf, late C 19th – early C20th Hand woven cotton cloth, imported net cloth, silk, wool, metal…”

342 Likes, 6 Comments - Duncan Clarke (@adireafricantextiles) on Instagram: “NA122 – Tunisian bridal tunic, mwashma, Raf Raf, late C 19th – early C20th Hand woven cotton…”

Duncan Clarke on Instagram: “Women spinning cotton, Kano,  Nigeria, early C20th. Vintage postcard @adireafricantextiles collection. Most but not all cotton spinning in…” African Textiles, Spun Cotton, African Art, Spinning, Prints, Vintage, Collection, Instagram, Women

Duncan Clarke on Instagram: “Women spinning cotton, Kano, Nigeria, early C20th. Vintage postcard @adireafricantextiles collection. Most but not all cotton spinning in…”

35 Likes, 0 Comments - Duncan Clarke (@adireafricantextiles) on Instagram: “Women spinning cotton, Kano, Nigeria, early C20th. Vintage postcard @adireafricantextiles…”

Karuncollection on Instagram: “Tunisian shawl detail, C1900, indigo dyed wool and cotton. Some of these shawls are illustrated in my book on African Textiles, Prestel.…” African Textiles, Indigo, My Books, Wool, Detail, Shawls, Illustration, Prints, Cotton

Karuncollection on Instagram: “Tunisian shawl detail, C1900, indigo dyed wool and cotton. Some of these shawls are illustrated in my book on African Textiles, Prestel.…”

688 Likes, 14 Comments - Karuncollection (@karuncollection) on Instagram: “Tunisian shawl detail, C1900, indigo dyed wool and cotton. Some of these shawls are illustrated in…”

Amyas Naegele on Instagram: “Details of an outstanding century old grand #boubou (men’s robe) one of the many fabulous textiles included in the Metropolitan Museum’s…” Beaded Embroidery, Hand Embroidery, African Textiles, Metropolitan Museum, Quilts, Beads, Detail, Instagram, Men

Amyas Naegele on Instagram: “Details of an outstanding century old grand #boubou (men’s robe) one of the many fabulous textiles included in the Metropolitan Museum’s…”

39 Likes, 1 Comments - Amyas Naegele (@amyasnaegele) on Instagram: “Details of an outstanding century old grand #boubou (men’s robe) one of the many fabulous textiles…”

Duncan Clarke on Instagram: “Woman spinning cotton, Congo ?, early C20th. Vintage postcard @adireafricantextiles collection. Most but not all cotton spinning in West…” African Textiles, Spun Cotton, Congo, African Art, Spinning, Statue, Woman, Prints, Vintage

Duncan Clarke on Instagram: “Woman spinning cotton, Congo ?, early C20th. Vintage postcard @adireafricantextiles collection. Most but not all cotton spinning in West…”

35 Likes, 0 Comments - Duncan Clarke (@adireafricantextiles) on Instagram: “Woman spinning cotton, Congo ?, early C20th. Vintage postcard @adireafricantextiles collection.…”

Karuncollection on Instagram: “Moroccan panel detail, Chefchaouen. Circa 1800, silk embroidery on cotton. These will be exhibited at SOAS, Brunei Gallery from 11th…” African Textiles, Brunei, African Fashion, Moroccan, Embroidery, Silk, Detail, Gallery, Prints

Karuncollection on Instagram: “Moroccan panel detail, Chefchaouen. Circa 1800, silk embroidery on cotton. These will be exhibited at SOAS, Brunei Gallery from 11th…”

299 Likes, 1 Comments - Karuncollection (@karuncollection) on Instagram: “Moroccan panel detail, Chefchaouen. Circa 1800, silk embroidery on cotton. These will be exhibited…”

Duncan Clarke’s Instagram profile post: “Blue and white striped strip weave cloths of the type we posted yesterday, worn 'toga fashion', were the oldest form of male prestige…” African Textiles, The Prestige, Cloths, Weave, Old Things, Profile, Blue And White, Type, Collection

Duncan Clarke’s Instagram profile post: “Blue and white striped strip weave cloths of the type we posted yesterday, worn 'toga fashion', were the oldest form of male prestige…”

159 Likes, 0 Comments - Duncan Clarke (@adireafricantextiles) on Instagram: “Blue and white striped strip weave cloths of the type we posted yesterday, worn 'toga fashion',…”

Duncan Clarke on Instagram: “Day four of our tour of Nigerian women's weaving,  The white fibres of this elegant cloth are not cotton but a bast fibre called ebase that…” African Textiles, Fiber, Weaving, Tours, Elegant, Day, Prints, Cotton, Clothes

Duncan Clarke on Instagram: “Day four of our tour of Nigerian women's weaving, The white fibres of this elegant cloth are not cotton but a bast fibre called ebase that…”

16 Likes, 0 Comments - Duncan Clarke (@adireafricantextiles) on Instagram: “Day four of our tour of Nigerian women's weaving, The white fibres of this elegant cloth are not…”

Almha on Instagram: “African Textile exhibition on at the Brunei Gallery at SOAS 😍😍” African Textiles, Brunei, Quilts, Gallery, Collection, Instagram, Roof Rack, Patch Quilt, Kilts

Almha on Instagram: “African Textile exhibition on at the Brunei Gallery at SOAS 😍😍”

70 Likes, 1 Comments - Almha (@almhalmha) on Instagram: “African Textile exhibition on at the Brunei Gallery at SOAS 😍😍”

CAS on Instagram: “A textile artist weaving a common Dioula textile symbol/pattern  of northern Ivory Coast, 1987 | ©Lisa Aronson #CASarchive…” African Textiles, Ivory Coast, Textile Artists, Cas, Weaving, Symbols, Prints, Pattern, Instagram

CAS on Instagram: “A textile artist weaving a common Dioula textile symbol/pattern of northern Ivory Coast, 1987 | ©Lisa Aronson #CASarchive…”

68 Likes, 2 Comments - CAS (@cultureartsociety) on Instagram: “A textile artist weaving a common Dioula textile symbol/pattern of northern Ivory Coast, 1987 |…”

Duncan Clarke on Instagram: “Detail: Vibrant use of novel colours, drawing on newly available pinks and purples against the ground of hand spun indigo dyed cotton, as…” African Textiles, Hand Spinning, Purple, Pink, Indigo, Vibrant, Novels, Colours, Quilts

Duncan Clarke on Instagram: “Detail: Vibrant use of novel colours, drawing on newly available pinks and purples against the ground of hand spun indigo dyed cotton, as…”

118 Likes, 0 Comments - Duncan Clarke (@adireafricantextiles) on Instagram: “Detail: Vibrant use of novel colours, drawing on newly available pinks and purples against the…”

Duncan Clarke on Instagram: “Mahdist tunic, Sudan, C19th. I can't recall seeing another one of these with the remarkable zigzag pattern patchwork ground.…” African Textiles, Zig Zag Pattern, Another One, Tunic, Prints, Collection, Instagram, Dresses, Fashion

Duncan Clarke on Instagram: “Mahdist tunic, Sudan, C19th. I can't recall seeing another one of these with the remarkable zigzag pattern patchwork ground.…”

203 Likes, 2 Comments - Duncan Clarke (@adireafricantextiles) on Instagram: “Mahdist tunic, Sudan, C19th. I can't recall seeing another one of these with the remarkable zigzag…”

Duncan Clarke on Instagram: “Moving some things around at the shop. A rare woman's festival tunic from Maiduguri region, Nigeria, circa 1930-50, hand embroidered with…” African Textiles, Tunic, Prints, Shopping, Instagram, Women, Fashion, Moda, Robe

Duncan Clarke on Instagram: “Moving some things around at the shop. A rare woman's festival tunic from Maiduguri region, Nigeria, circa 1930-50, hand embroidered with…”

262 Likes, 3 Comments - Duncan Clarke (@adireafricantextiles) on Instagram: “Moving some things around at the shop. A rare woman's festival tunic from Maiduguri region,…”