Social Fabric: African Textiles Today
Ongoing online exhibition
Social Fabric: African Textiles Today explored the history, manufacture, and social significance of southern and eastern African textiles. Textiles are the most obvious visible signifier of culture throughout Africa. The history, beliefs, politics, fashions, status and aspirations of people are communicated through the colours and patterns of textiles and the occasions on which they are worn or otherwise utilised. These textile traditions are part of a historical and contemporary global trading network driven by African taste and patronage, and they are a constant source of inspiration for artists. The exhibition was held at the British Museum and is now a touring exhibition.