African Blues

Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance 3420 W. Hospital Avenue Suite 103, Chamblee, GA, United States

African Blues (on exhibit now from July 7 through September 30, 2023) is an exhibition of indigo-resist textiles meticulously crafted by Nigerian textile artist, Gasali Adeyemo. Gasali says, “Indigo is the color of love,” because in Yoruba culture it is worn for celebrations, like weddings and naming ceremonies, and for burials.   He dyes almost exclusively with indigo, a natural blue dye that has a long history in Yoruba culture. If you’ve seen “The Woman King” and Viola Davis and her warriors wearing batik skirts and wraps, you’ve seen Gasali’s work. It’s amazing on the big screen but even better in person, so […]