Hausa shirt before 1900 with protective verses from and Koran--and magic squares! National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh
Calabash rattle, Nigeria, 1851-1920
Very early--collected in 1830s/40s from Nigeria. Bag to hold the Koran. Probably Hausa, but seems to have been collected at Warri along the coast. National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
liverodland: The incredible embroidered jackets of Brazilian outsider artist Bispo Do Rosario. Through a myriad of materials and objects (including embroidery, jackets, furniture like sculptures, models and flags) Bispo tried to explain the world to God, whom he thought – much like a parent of a teenager – did not understand his human creation anymore. Do Rosario spent the majority of his life in a mental institution but was given full freedom to express his creative sides.
"Japanese textile artist Junko Oki calls her work ‘Woky Shoten’ meaning ‘free movement of the line to make a simple repetition of work’. Her intricate embroideries have a worn vintage quality with layers of meticulous stitch work creating pathways and pattern"
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