Matriarchs

Myths & Legends


A weaving performance where the artists weaves a shroud for her great great grandmother's aunt, Charwe Nyakasikana Nehanda - a Zimbabwean spirit medium and Chimurenga heroine who was hanged and beheaded by the British colonialists in 1898. Her remains are yet to be repatriated from the UK to her country of origin.


Photographer: Ylva Sundgren

Matriarchs Myths & Legends
Matriarchs Myths & Legends
Matriarchs Myths & Legends
Matriarchs Myths & Legends
Matriarchs Myths & Legends

Dialogue


A newly build West African style dragstone loom and a Swedish Glimåkra counterbalanced loom engage in a kind of dialogue, sharing the same warp, discussing the universality of plain weave.

 

This project was presented at Västerås Konstmuseum during January 2020 as part of the art museum's textile exhibition "Väva, Fläta, Fästa" which showcased textile pioneers from the mid-1900's like Kaisa Melanton, Sten Kauppi, Viveka Nygren, Edna Martin and others juxtaposed with contemporary artists.

Dialogue
Dialogue
Dialogue
Dialogue
Dialogue

Loom Builder


An exploration of the construction of two looms - an African dragstone loom and a Swedish counterbalance loom.

 

This project was presented at Västerås Konstmuseum during January 2020 as part of the art museum's textile exhibition "Väva, Fläta, Fästa" which showcased textile pioneers from the mid-1900's like Kaisa Melanton, Sten Kauppi, Viveka Nygren, Edna Martin and others juxtaposed with contemporary artists.

Weavers in the West


Weavers in the West is a cultural heritage project, developed and presented within Slöjd Stockholm’s residency programme “Plats för det handgjorda” (Space for the hand-made) and within the scope of the on-going dialogue exhibition “Ongoing Africa” at the Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm. Slöjd Stockholms residency programme is made possible by funding from the Swedish Arts Council, the Commission for Handicrafts and Stockholm County Council. 

 

Together with the museum’s visitors, a length of 4m of fabric was woven between 21/10-25/11, 2018 at the Museum of Ethnography, Stockholm. The effective weaving time was approximately 48 hours. This piece of fabric was subsequently donated to the museum’s African textile collection.


Photographer: JungJiea Hung

Weavers in the West
Weavers in the West
Weavers in the West
Weavers in the West
Weavers in the West