The British Museum’s upcoming exhibition Social Fabric: African textiles today promises a fresh look at textiles from the southern and eastern regions of continent, including how they are made, their history, and their cultural and social significance today. It comes almost exactly a year after Iniva’s wonderfully wide-ranging exhibition of the same name, which was one of my highlights of 2012; it’ll be interesting to see what different threads this new show’s African theme teases out.
There’s a series of gallery talks accompanying the show: more info here.
Show: 14th February – 21st April
Opening hours: daily, 10.00-17.30, Fridays open til 20.30
Room 91, British Museum
Great Russell Street, London