African and African-American work


Faith Ringgold - Bessie Smith

Adler, Peter and Nicholas Barnard African Majesty: The Textile Art of the Ashanti and Ewe 1992 Thames and Hudson.

Arnett, William (ed) The Quilts of Gee’s Bend 2002 Tinwood Books, Atlanta.

Bischoff, Dan “Post-Colonial Party Time”  Fiberarts Jan/ Feb2010 pp38-43.

Doris, David T, “Destiny World: Textile Causalties in Southern Nigeria” African Arts, Vol 39, No.2.

Fellner, Leigh Betsy Ross Redux http://

Gillow, John Printed and Dyed Textiles from Africa 2001 British Museum Press, London

Leon, Eli  Accidentally on Purpose: The Aesthetic Management of Irregularities in African Textiles and African-American Quilts  2006 Figge Art Musuem, Davenport, Iowa.

McKinley, Catherine E Indigo: In SEarch of the Color that Seduced the World  2011 Bloomsbury, NY NY

Meurant, Georges and Robert Farris Thompson  Mbuti Design: Paintings by Pygmy Women of the Ituri Rainforest 1995 Thames and Hudson.

Picton, John et al, The Art of African Textiles: Technology, Tradition and Lurex, 1995 Barbican Art Gallery, London

Ringgold, Faith  Dancing at the Louvre: FAith Ringgold’s French Collection and Other STory Quilts 1998 University of California Press

Schmahmann, Brenda Material Matters:Appliques by the Weya Women of Zimbabwe and Needlework by South African Collectives 2001 Witwatersrand University Press Johannesburg.