I needed to sit and write this afternoon. I’ve had to make a huge decision today and sometimes just the act of writing or drawing takes me to a place where I can touch my childhood and all is well with the world.
Of course fabric is our passion, and we had a chance to buy a variety of different types of African textiles.
The first photo shown here is of the woven ‘Shukas’ worn by the Maasai here in Kenya.
Shúkà is the Maa word for sheets traditionally worn wrapped around the body, one over each shoulder, then a third over the top of them. These are typically red, though with some other colors (e.g.blue) and patterns (e.g. plaid).The other fabrics I bought were very heavily waxed printed fabrics with bold heavy patterns.