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Stitched Into Memory
May 7, 2017 at 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Celebrate the art and culture of West Africa and the Yoruba people! Stephen Hamilton, a Boston-based artist, will be leading an Adire dye demonstration as a part of his workshop with local students who are creating a large scale traditional Textile installation based on West African Weaving and Dyeing traditions. After the demonstration, there will be a time to speak with the artists and enjoy traditional West African music and food.
This event will be outdoors and rescheduled in case of rain.
More about the technique: Tie and dye traditions are among the oldest textile traditions in the world. They are also among the most widespread textile traditions in West and Central Africa especially among the Yoruba people where the art form is called “Adire.”