Exhibit: AfroKilt

Event Information

Dates
October 18th, 2013 through December 22nd, 2013
Location
Clark Library
Location Information
Event Type
Exhibit

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.

Additional Infomation

Host Contact
Tim Utter tutter@umich.edu
Page maintained by Mary C. Morris
Last modified: 10/16/2013