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Article of the Week - number twenty oneRead MoreJuly 4, 2020

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Each week an item (or two) is featured on the blog. This week it is African fabrics.

New acquisitions Read MoreJune 13, 2020

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Two new pieces have just been added to the studio collection. One is from South Africa, the other from Japan.

Maxhosa AfricaRead MoreJune 6, 2020

Laduma Ngxokolo from South Africa started his company, Maxhosa Africa, in 2012 because he wanted to create a knitwear collection for Xhosa initiates.

National Museum of African American History and CultureRead MoreMay 9, 2020

Part of the Smithsonian Museums, the National Museum of African American History and Culture has an extensive collection that is now available to view online.

Article of the Week - number elevenRead MoreApril 18, 2020

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Each week an item from the collection in the studio is featured. This time it is a piece of South African history.

Article of the week - Number FourRead MoreFebruary 29, 2020

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Each week the blog presents a different article from the collection in the studio. This week, a woven whirlpool...

African Textiles TodayRead MoreSeptember 7, 2019

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A new book has been added to the studio library: African Textile Today from The British Museum Press.

All about soundRead MoreAugust 10, 2019

The late summer is surprisingly quiet in the isles.

Late summer in ShetlandRead MoreAugust 3, 2019

It is a little while since we shared some pics of the islands. This year the summer colours are absolutely brilliant, in all senses of the word.

Conserving the Emperor's CarpetRead MoreJune 22, 2019

The Metropolitan Museum in New York conserved and displayed a unique carpet. The job took years...