Products in process. (A Closer Look).
Ghanaian artists, working in collaboration, have designed a marketable home product combining ceramics and weaving. Ceramic pots are enhanced with woven reed tops. What did the potter have to do to make it possible for the weaver to complete the design?
A women's cooperative in Kenya produces multicolored sisal baskets and handbags. The sisal fibers are dyed, twisted, and woven into functional forms. How is the artist creating a pattern?
Hand-painted ornaments are a popular export item for a family business in Mali. Women use tightly twisted fibers to paint intricate designs on gourds.
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|Title Annotation:||using natural materials|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2002|
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