Fashion and Textiles of African Art

Fashion and Textiles of African Art

Mariah D. Quarles
Howland Highschool
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First paragraph: Introduction

Second paragraph: How fashion and textiles were introduced to African Art

Third paragraph: Different types of fashion and textiles in African Art

?Fourth paragraph: The impact fashion and textiles of African Art has on the modern world? today

We will be looking at fashion and textiles of African Art. Our main focuses are gonna include when it was introduced, different types of fashion and textiles of African Art, and the impact fashion and textiles of African Art has on the modern world today. There are five elements that are sometimes included ...

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culture. Art in Africa has been reflected off of the people’s feelings and culture. Clothing and textiles play one of the most important roles in African history but aren’t given as much credit from historians as sculptures and paintings are. Textiles have been categorized as a lesser art or as a craft, unlike sculptures and paintings. Fashion (clothing) and textiles are known to symbolize someone’s occupation. Men wear mud-cloth if they are hunters or celebrations and can range from brown to the color blue. Women wear mud-cloth for important life events. Clothes African Americans wore symbolized what class they belonged too in society. If anyone was wearing upper-class clothing like Kente then they would be assumed to be of royalty or wealthier than others. If Africans were seen in mud-cloth it would be assumed that they were not as important. For the men again it would be hunting and for the women, they would only wear mud-cloth for something important they had ...

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Art that most artists use.

They are many different types of fashion and textiles of African Art. Mudcloth, barkcloth, kente cloth, and many more. Textiles are either designed as part of a weaving process or by a range of techniques. In both East and West Africa, textiles are made from hand-spun cotton. Today it’s mostly factory spun cotton. In Africa, men were usually the weavers in order to make textiles or in other parts of the region women would be the weavers. If in any part of the country both men and women are the weavers they use different types of looms. Each type has more than one version. There are three types of woven patterns. Type number one is when different ...

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Added: 10/26/2020 07:43:40 PM
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Category: African Studies
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