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Soulful Stitching: Patchwork Quilts by Africans (Siddis) in India

Presented by The Davis Museum at Wellesley College at The Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley MA

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Soulful Stitching: Patchwork Quilts by Africans (Siddis) in India

Joan Levine Freedman ‘57 and Richard I. Freedman Gallery

The Siddis of Karnataka are the descendants of early African immigrants to South Asia and enslaved Africans brought to India’s west coast from the 16th century. While they have adopted, adapted, and integrated many aspects of Indian cultures, Siddis have also retained and transformed African traditions. In the visual arts, one stands out: the patchwork quilts known as kawandi.
This exhibition is co-curated by Henry J. Drewal,

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