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San Francisco’s annual Tribal & Textile Arts Show was held this weekend. As in previous years it offered a visual feast of wildly different textiles (and other objects of all kinds). This evening I’ve been perusing the websites of the stalls represented and will be exploring them further in the next few days. For now, here’s one striking textile shown on Gail Martin Gallery’s website. It’s described as a “Section from a Ceremonial Dance Skirt” from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba People, 20th century. It’s made of resist dyed raffia and is 22″ x 29″.