Thursday, November 10, 2011

Meet the Mud Cloth Artists from Groupe Bogolan Kasabané



  Two of the six artists that make up Groupe Bogolan Kasobané from Mali, West Africa joined the Gee's Bend Quilters as part of the week long workshop, Common Threads at the Alys Stephens Center at UAB.
Using handspun and handwoven cotton cloth, they apply a mixture of clay and plant dyes to the cloth.

15 comments:

Olivier said...

deux beaux portraits, la premiere photo est magnifique

brattcat said...

gorgeous. i'm loving this 'series' so far. hope there's more.

s.c said...

Great shots. Also the traditional clothes they wear.

Thérèse said...

Fascinating!

Luis Gomez said...

Love these images Virginia.

Daryl said...

great faces ..

altadenahiker said...

Oh, that is a link well worth exploring. Wish I could see their work in person.

Sérgio Pontes said...

Nice portraits

Bob Crowe said...

I like how the darkness of the face draws the viewer's attention to the hand and fabric. The picture is about the act of creating art, not about the artist.

Virginia said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments about these remarkable artists. Bob, I liked that too. I'm glad I was "right"! :) The light was not good as you can see but I refuse to flash!
V

FancyHorse said...

Such amazing, intricate work! What a treat to see these gentlemen, and the ladies of Gees Bend! I'm sorry I'm not in B'ham.

Will their work be on display there?

cieldequimper said...

I agree with Olivier, these are both fantastic with a slight preference for the first shot.

JM said...

Love both shots, V! Did I tell you the mysterious Africa is my favourite continent?

Andressa C. said...

:)

TheChieftess said...

Love that top shot V!!! Very dramatic...