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Berber weaving @ Brunei Gallery

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Kharita Carpet Tapestry Weaving

Hidden away in the labyrinth of the University of London’s Russell Square campus is SOAS’s gallery space, the Brunei Gallery. It’s primarily a university gallery, but don’t let that put you off – while the exhibitions are geared towards student learning, they are also open to the public, and are often well put together and thought-provoking. This autumn sees a new exhibition of historical and contemporary textiles from Morocco, Weaving the Threads of Livelihood:  the aesthetic and embodied knowledge of Berber weavers. The website promises hands-on opportunities to touch many of the textiles, handle the tools used to make them, and even have a go at weaving yourself.

14th Oct – 10th Dec

Opening hours:
Tues-Sat, 10.30-5

Brunei Gallery
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London

Author: africanartinlondon

Art from Africa, or by or about Africa or Africans, in London...

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