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Étoffe de Gloire / Royal Kita With Red Stripes by Peter T McCarthy

Textile  /  Pattern   Abstract   Conceptual
Published: 11.02.2022
Peter T McCarthy
Textile
Étoffe de Gloire / Royal Kita With Red Stripes
2021
Sewn zippers.
233 x 20 x 215 cm
Selected Finalist at the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022.

Hundreds of colored zippers have been individually stitched together and then sewn into a large cloth which draws on the checked motif and method of construction typical of the traditional Kenté or Kita cloth made by the Akan peoples in West Africa. These zippers were part of a donation of unwanted sewing materials and the work speaks of dying local traditions in the wake of globalism.
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