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Siyazama Zulu doll maker from the Msinga area of KwaZulu Natal. YOu can find some of their small dolls thought www.africanthreads.ca

Stories in cloth, textiles, embroidery and art from the women of South Africa who are braving the HIV/AIDS pandemic with strength and creativity.

Feminization of poverty is a change in the levels of poverty biased against women headed households. The causes of this are the lack of affordable childcare. It is considered the wife's job to tend to the children and their needs.

(Forbes) Businesses Without Borders: Three Entrepreneurs Who Launched Abroad - The Women's Book - April 2013

nigerianostalgia: Ekombi Dance from Cross River State, South Nigeria. 1970s. Vintage Nigerian Photos

nigerianostalgia: Ekombi Dance from Cross River...

Ekombi Dance from Cross River State, South Nigeria. Ekombi Dance - An ancestral dance of the Efik people where the movements are derived from the motions of the ocean and sea creatures

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Welcome to the colourful, design world of Vlisco. Since 1846, Vlisco has been creating unique textiles, in Holland, that have influenced the fashion landscape in West and Central Africa. - www.vlisco.com

Welcome to the colourful, design world of Vlisco. Since 1846, Vlisco has been creating unique textiles, in Holland, that have influenced the fashion landscape in West and Central Africa. - www.vlisco.com

"Measure of Earth: Textiles and Territory in West Africa" opening reception at the African American Cultural Center September 19 - December 18, 2013 | Gregg Museum of Art & Design | www.ncsu.edu/gregg | NC State University

"Measure of Earth: Textiles and Territory in West Africa" opening reception at the African American Cultural Center September 19 - December 2013

Compathos screened Bonsai People: The Vision of Muhammad Yunus at RELEVATE Film Forum. This film 'celebrates the vision of Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, a humanitarian visionary who pioneered the micro-credit banking model and social businesses.'

BONSAI PEOPLE is the first documentary about Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus work with microcredit and social business. The world really can be a better place.

Malgosia Bela,  Steven Meisel, 2000, in the garden of Tony Duquette

The Terrier and Lobster: "Colorful Summer": Malgosia Bela as Talitha Getty in a Tony Duquette Interior by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia

Africa | Appliqué workers, in the street, Abomey, Benin.  ca. 1971 | ©Eliot Elisofon | Appliqué workers are Fon men and boys living in the city of Abomey who belong to a family guild that transmits patterns for design from one generation to the next.  They depict particular kings, chiefs and warriors and their great achievements, historical events or moral teachings." [Graham R., 1992: Textures: The Spirit of West African Textiles, Hofstra Museum].

Appliqué workers, in the street, Abomey, Benin.

ADCAM - Asociación de Desarrollo, Comercio Alternativo y Microcrédito

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