Just How I Picture It in My Mind: Contemporary African American Quilts from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

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Attempts to identify and categorize African American quilts have been ongoing in quilt scholarship for at least three decades. It is generally agreed that quilts in this category are characterized by strips, bright colors, large designs, asymmetry, multiple patterns, symbolic forms, and improvisation and have their roots in African textile techniques and cultural traditions. But this tradition is as much shaped by process as by materials. The folk process--whereby people live and work together, and thus learn from and ...

Just How I Picture It in My Mind: Contemporary African American Quilts from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts 2006, River City Publishing

ISBN-13: 9780892800476

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