Soulful Stitching: Patchwork Quilts by Africans (Siddis) in India
The Siddis of Karnataka are the descendants of early African immigrants to South Asia and enslaved Africans brought to India’s west coast from the 16th century. While they have adopted, adapted, and integrated many aspects of Indian cultures, Siddis have also retained and transformed African traditions. In the visual arts, one stands out: the patchwork quilts known as kawandi.
This exhibition is co-curated by Henry J. Drewal, Evjue-Bascom Professor of African and African Diaspora Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Sarah K. Khan, and organized for the Davis Museum by Assistant Curator Amanda Gilvin.
Presented with generous support from Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis.
Courtesy of the artist, the Siddi Women’s Quilting Cooperative, and Henry J. Drewal and Sarah K. Khan L.2017.9.9.
Apr 7, 11 AM
Apr 28, 11 AM
Mar 22–Apr 27Exhibition: Hong Hong
Born in Hefei, China, and currently residing in Connecticut, Hong Hong's innovative large-scale papermaking process merges traditional techniques with the effects of weather and other unpredictable factors.Event Date:Thursday, March 22, 2018 (All day) to Friday, April 27, 2018 (All day)
Apr 11, 12:30 PM