African American Quilting

Quilt Ethnic posted this short video analysis of African American quilting featuring four artists: Aunt Margaret, Aunt Ellen, Harriet Powers, and Faith Ringgold. As an art form dominated by women, the quilts often combine materials like cloth, acrylic paint and canvas to connect with other women in the community, to facilitate healing, and to communicate political views through overt messaging and metaphorical presentations.

The art from is largely associated with African Americans and others in the South, but you can see similarities in quilting design patterns wherever quilting is practiced. See the connection to quilts by women in India.

This entry was published on October 16, 2011 at 7:41 pm and is filed under Acrylic painting, India, Mixed media, Quilt, USA. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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