African Textiles in the Gallery
February 3 @ 5:00 pm – February 28 @ 8:00 pm
Gallery exhibit of our African Textile Study Collection including pieces donated by Anne Fleuret..
First Friday gallery opening on February 3, 5-8pm
And during our regular hours through February 28, 2023
Wednesdays 10:30am -12pm
During her many years living and working in Africa Anne Fleuret collected textiles including machine made cotton khangas and kikois from Kenya and Tanzania, some celebrating causes or institutions, others featuring Swahili proverbs and hand woven along with hand-dyed pieces from Nigeria, Liberia and Senegal. She also worked with local womens’ groups for many years helping them market the baskets and maintain the quality. Most of the baskets are from the Taita Hills of Kenya.
The show will include pieces from our Textile Study Collection as well as pieces for sale.