ULITA African Exhibition

Come down to the University of Leeds International Textiles Archive (ULITA) to learn about African textile traditions and discover the creativity of the Yoruba of south western Nigeria.

ULITA exhibition

The Yoruba are amongst the most prolific art-making people of Africa, with a major aspect of their creative culture being the design, production and use of textiles.  Modern clothing still draws upon their older dyeing traditions and this exhibition traces the development of the indigenous indigo dyeing Adire (tie and dye) tradition as well as the relations between local and imported woven textiles.

Based on items from the ULITA collection and significant private collections, the exhibition also coincides with the University playing host to the African Studies Association UK Conference in September.

The exhibition will be held:

On: 5 September 2012 – 1 March 2013, Tuesdays – Fridays*

At: 9.30am-4.30pm

In: ULITA, St Wilfred’s Chapel, Maurice Keyworth Building

*excluding University closed days/Christmas vacation

Find out more about the African Studies Association UK Conference online.

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