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Woven Traditions: Asante and Ewe Textiles

Curator Nii Quarcoopome of the Detroit Institute of Art highlights the beauty of Asante and Ewe textiles on view at The Art Institute of Chicago. The Art Institute’s African collection includes over 400 works that highlight the diversity of artistic expression on the continent south of the Sahara, emphasizing the sculptural traditions of West and Central Africa. The collection includes masks and figural sculpture, beadwork, furniture, regalia, and textiles from countries including Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Ethiopia, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa.

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