Herero Women

I discovered Herero women in Pinterest thanks to the amazing photgraphic work made by Jim Naughten in 2012. An amazing work featured globally by several media. The Guardian It´s Nice That The Times Daily Mail Independent For someone like me who loves patchwork and is so interested in women´s heritage and identity, you can imagine how…

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Margaret & the art of Ndebele women

When a woman meets a group of women, all of them creative, only good things can result from this experience. It´s the case of the photographer Margaret Courtney-Clarke and her photo documentary about the art of Ndebele women. Based in West Africa, these women use vernacular art to enhance traditional architecture by painting them by…

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Inspiring Oloop

Oloop is a Slovenian initiative aimed at working with women and empowering them through arts and crafts, textile creation and memories. European Design Stories talked with them and prepared this video and article.

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Ge Ba, textile collage by Chinese Women

Found in moowon an amazing article about textile collage prepared by Chinese women living in the countryside. The testimony about this making shared in the article is amazing. “When I was a kid, my mother was making collages. She always kept aside the cloths she found. When the time came to make it, she first…

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The last surviving sea silk weaver

Byssus art is an exceptional tradition keept safe by women who preserved it by transmitting this tradition to other women of their family tree. Now, Chiara Vigo, from Sardina, seems to be the last sea silk weaver alife.  

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