Friday, September 27, 2013

Review - African Textiles


Thursday night the Maiwa Symposium was proud to welcome back international traveller, textile dealer, explorer and author John Gillow. John has published eleven books of textiles documenting diverse techniques, cultures, and fibres. Examples were in the Maiwa store and hung in the Net Loft building.


All the textiles were for sale. They ranged in size from quilts and complete garments to tiny fragments showing some amazing details from indigenous techniques.


John takes the stage again on Saturday night for another sold out lecture. This time he will be presenting Islamic Textiles.

We have ordered a generous selection of John's books from his publisher Thames and Hudson into the Maiwa Stores. These titles will be onhand even after his lectures.

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