David Adjaye selects


Pelete Bite cloth from the Kalabari Ijo people of Nigeria, 1930s; hand-loomed cotton, plain weave with withdrawn-thread patterning; 363 x 87 cm; Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund, 1988; photo by Matt Flynn

Exhibition, Cooper Hewitt, New York, USA, until 14 February 2016
Architect David Adjaye mines the museum’s permanent collection for the 12th exhibition in the on-going Selects series. On view in the Marks Gallery, the exhibition features 14 West and Central African textiles from the museum’s textile holdings, including an Asante kente cloth from Ghana, a bògòloanfini mud cloth from Mali, a Dyula ikat wrapper from Ivory Coast, a Yoruba indigo dyed wrapper from Nigeria and men’s hats from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and Cameroon.