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Oct. 22 - Aug. 10Dallas Museum of Art presents Focus Exhibition—Saturated: Dye-Decorated Cloths from North and West Africa
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood Street
Dallas, TX

Saturated: Dye-Decorated Cloths from North and West Africa focuses on and celebrates the dyer's art from North and West Africa, including the countries of Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria, and Cameroon. Drawn primarily from the DMA's collection, this exhibition presents eleven dye-decorated cloths produced by traditional techniques and worn as garments or accessories. Before the introduction of European manufactured printed textiles to Africa in the 19th century, textile designs were made with natural dyes on plain homespun cotton, wool, raffia, or other materials. Women were most often the dyers, and dye-decorated cloth was a major form of feminine artistic expression. For information: or www.dallasmuseumofart.org

 

 

 

 

 

 



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