A delightful slideshow presentation that demonstrates the making of cloth, from the cotton flower pods to the woven fabric.
Davi Lojo – Children’s Story
Don’t miss this delightful children’s story showing how Kente cloth is produced.
Kuba cloth is a traditional type of fabric woven by the Kuba people. Men generally weave the base layer of fabric on an upright single heddle loom using raffia. The fabric is then dyed, embroidered and embellished by the women.
Adire African Textiles
Single heddle looms.
African Mud Cloth
Kimberly Michelle Jones gives a detailed description of how mud cloth is woven and dyed using a special solution of pounded leaves from the Bogolon tree.
Fiber Art Galleries and Studios
Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity (UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History Textile Series)
Originating among the Asante peoples of Ghana and the Ewe peoples of Ghana and Togo, this brilliantly colored and intricately patterned strip-woven cloth was traditionally associated with royalty.
African Textiles: Color and Creativity Across a Continent
Five sections detail the textile history and traditions of west, north, east, central, and southern Africa, examining materials, dyes, decorations, patterns, and techniques.
The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design Without End (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
The influence of African textiles on contemporary artists is also explored, featuring artworks by eight individuals who work in media as far-ranging as sculpture, painting, photography, video, and installation art.
Bogolanfini Mud Cloth (Schiffer Books)
Geometric, abstract, and semi-abstract patterns are hand painted with mud dyes on hand woven cloth
The Woven Bag: 30+ Projects from Small Looms (Writers Digest Guides)
Each bag is created using small looms, such as potholder looms, frame looms and knotted mesh looms.
UK: The Woven Bag
The Big Book of Weaving: Handweaving in the Swedish Tradition: Techniques, Patterns, Designs and Materials
This book covers basic subjects such as warping a loom and making bobbins of weft, as well as more elaborate, highly decorative projects: baby blankets, shawls, table cloths, and linen hand towels.
UK: Big Book of Weaving