Black History Culture : AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTING TRADITIONS

Discussion in 'Black History - Culture - Panafricanism' started by Isaiah, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. Isaiah

    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Something different, yet truly African... While they could force our ancestors to change their languages and Gods, they could not take away our thought processes, their articulation of what was artisitic. Clearly, what the ancestors held onto on a practical level is now worth multi millions of dollars to those who value the geometric patterns and beauty of African quilting... Go on Ebay, and you'll find out what I'm talking about... First, y'all check out this page, and enjoy what it has to offer...

    Peace!
    Isaiah
     
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    Brother Isaiah, you forgot to post the link! Hurry and do so because I love quilts because I think they are a great way to convey a cultural story and capture a cultural history.

    Queenie :)
     
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    Sorry about that sista Queenie! :happens:

    Here's the link: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG97/quilt/atrads.html

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    Isaiah
     
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    :hi: Brother Isaiah

    Thank you for sharing with us i find this very interesting

    Peace
    Angel
     
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    Thank you for the link Brother Isaiah, I enjoyed the pictures of the quilts and their descriptions. Just looking at them and reading about what they represented made me wonder about us (African Americans) and what we will leave behind for future generations to find when we're long gone. What will future African Americans find as remnants of our current culture and consider them historical artifacts?

    Makes you wonder doesn't it?

    Queenie :thinking:
     
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    Queen,

    You truly have a brilliant spirit. I learn so much from you, seriously. :number1:
     
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    I also learn a lot from you as well Angel. A lot!
     
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    Brother Sekhemu...thank you for the kind words because it let's me know that the good that we do always comes back to us. :bowdown: Likewise, I'm an admirer of you too. I find you to be a deeply spiritual yet "take no prisoners" kind of brother. We need more like you in the world!

    Peace and kind regards,
    Queenie :)
     
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    I continue to be drawn to this thread. I enjoy arts and craft type stuff. I've been thinking recently about making a quilt as a keepsake. I want to create a tradition and give it to my daughter for her to pass on to her children. I would like for the patches to be unique in that they display or tell a story about African cultures, African American history and of course my personal family history. I'm looking for suggestions as to what people think would be interesting patchwork for an afrocentric quilt? As African Americans, what do you think would best represent our culture here in America and Africans, in general?

    Queenie :spinstar:
     
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    IMHO that would be continuation of "things" made by our hands to our younger sistahs and brothas!
     
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