African Threads, Hackney Style

Thursday 1 October 2015 till Saturday 23 January 2016

This exhibition explores Hackney’s historic ties with Africa through fabric and fashion. Uncover their influence on the local area, from 17th century trade with West Africa by Hackney merchants to the presence of African communities and textiles in Hackney today.

Discover how textiles were produced in different regions of Africa and the meaning behind some of their bold designs. The exhibition features stunning costumes, photographs, local people’s stories and work by world-renowned artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. Visit the exhibition and share your Hackney style!
Thursday 1 October 2015 – Saturday 23 January 2016 Hackney Museum

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