- October 18th, 2013 through December 22nd, 2013
- Clark Library
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AfroKilt explores the connections between Africa and Scotland through textiles – specifically, the role of Anchor thread, an embroidery thread with a unique versatility of color and texture. Anchor thread originates from Scotland’s oldest thread manufacturer J&P Coats and is found in contemporary Nigerian embroidered robes.
Based on former Penny Stamps School of Art and Design student Sally Volkmann's senior project, "AfroKilt, The Thread That Binds,” the exhibit contains text and images from Volkmann’s trip to Scotland, maps from the Clark Library collection, fabric samples, and more.