Textiles displayed in this exhibition explore the changing uses of dyes in cloth making during the twentieth century in West Africa. It features cloths made by Asante, Bamana, Fula, and Yorùbá artists including indigo-dyed textiles and “mud” dyed bògòlanfini cloth among others. Designing with Dyes explores how people have circulated materials, technologies, and knowledge through cloth.
Designing with Dyes: Connecting Cloths and Ideas in West Africa
Saturday, March 18, 2023, 10:00 AM – Sunday, September 17, 2023, 5:00 PM
Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous Art of the Americas, Third Floor