African Threads:  Textiles in support of women in Africa.  Valerie Hearder is also a quilter and teaches workshops.

African Threads: Textiles in support of women in Africa. Valerie Hearder is also a quilter and teaches workshops.

Yoruba Egungun Costume, Nigeria, photographed by Tim Hamill. 152 in. The Egungun association honors spirits of the ancestors and invokes their protection or aid. via Hamill Gallery

Yoruba Egungun Costume, Nigeria, photographed by Tim Hamill. 152 in. The Egungun association honors spirits of the ancestors and invokes their protection or aid. via Hamill Gallery

MarketPlace: Handwork of India is an innovative non-profit fair trade organization that has provided economic opportunities for low-income women in India since 1986. Fourteen artisan-owned cooperatives in India comprised of over 480 artisans produce high-quality women's apparel and home décor items which are subsequently sold through catalogs, website and select stores throughout the U.S.

MarketPlace: Handwork of India is an innovative non-profit fair trade organization that has provided economic opportunities for low-income women in India since 1986. Fourteen artisan-owned cooperatives in India comprised of over 480 artisans produce high-quality women's apparel and home décor items which are subsequently sold through catalogs, website and select stores throughout the U.S.

African Mask Lesson--also great for positive/negative and symmetry.

African Mask Lesson--also great for positive/negative and symmetry.

Check out an article in the LA Times about women who have started small businesses in Africa! #Della

African businesswomen get help in fashioning their futures

Check out an article in the LA Times about women who have started small businesses in Africa! #Della

Vintage African kuba cloth from Zaire @ Rayela Art on Etsy

Vintage African Textile: Zaire, Woven Kuba Cloth, Item 3

Vintage African kuba cloth from Zaire @ Rayela Art on Etsy

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