Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mbuti Textiles at Douglas Hyde gallery

Also opening tomorrow is a collection in the Douglas Hyde gallery at the Nassau street entrance of Trinity College of Mbuti textiles.
Mbuti TextilesThe textile paintings in this exhibition were made by Mbuti pygmies of the Ituri rainforest in the Congo. The material, bark cloth, is created by men in the tribe; it is then decorated by women, using a mixture of charcoal and natural pigments. The designs are related to body painting and have traditional symbolic meanings; the textiles themselves are used as garments and objects of trade.As a 'Gallery 3' adjunct to the Mbuti textiles exhibition there will also be a display of African tribal hats in the entrance area.

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