Browsing articles in "African Textiles"

Mariem Besbes –

Mar 1, 2012 | Leave a Comment

henna fabric

The biography of Tunisian textile designer and color alchemist Mariem Besbes is almost mythical in its themes of cultural history, family lineage, and personal destiny. Lucky for us, her story centers around the ancient art of weaving.

Via The World Of Interiors.

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Shine Shine –

Nov 6, 2011 | Leave a Comment

contemporary African fabric


Here’s a virtual doorway of sorts into the fabulously bright and playful world of Shine Shine fabrics. (Photo by Dirk Pieters.)

Via AfroBlush.

Sister Batik –

Oct 2, 2011 | Leave a Comment


For anyone who loves wax prints Sister Batik is a great, colorful find. Visit their Etsy shop here.

For Sale at D. Bryant Archie –

Sep 20, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Since doing my first post on D. Bryant Archie just under a year ago an online shop has been added to the website. Here you can purchase Bryant’s own designs as well as one-of-a-kind items like these pillows made from vintage Japanese and Nigerian fabrics.

Nomad Textiles –

May 23, 2011 | Leave a Comment

A global assortment of traditional textiles can be found here at Nomad Textiles. Above, a detail of an African Ewe cloth.

Aboubakar Fofana –

May 11, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Aboubakar Fofana is a textile artist who uses traditional African dyeing methods (mostly prominently with indigo) to create limited edition fabrics. Visit Design Africa for contact and retail information.

Via Out & About Africa, a very worthwhile blog to explore.

Abdoulaye Konate –

May 4, 2011 | Leave a Comment

After happening upon this piece by renowned Malian artist Abdoulaye Konate one would naturally expect – and hunger for – many more images of his work waiting on just the other side of an internet search. Alas, this seems not to be the case — though snippets of information do appear here, here – and here.

Blazek –

Feb 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

Gebhart Blazek, an expert in boucherite rag rugs, has just added over ninety new offerings to the website of his eponymous Austrian gallery. These Moroccan carpets have garnered much enthusiasm for their vibrant color, inviting texture and contemporary feel.

The African Fabric Shop –

Jan 26, 2011 | 1 Comment

An indigo stripe hand-dyed in Gambia, one of several hidden gems available here.

Dark Room London –

Aug 23, 2010 | Leave a Comment

This via the September issue of The World of Interiors: Dark Room London, an ultra posh site with items for men, women and interiors. The African wax print pillow above is one of several offered.

For previous posts on wax prints click here.