art-and-things-of-beauty:

Emile Monier (1883-1970)  -  Bronze Medals of Africa. diam. ca, 5 cm.

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Let go or be dragged.

Zen Proverb (via mydearestlola)

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yoooooooo #KINGZ #MODERNDAYMOORS #DAJOURNEY

yoooooooo #KINGZ #MODERNDAYMOORS #DAJOURNEY

Great time in New York with Great ppl… #dajourney continues.

Great time in New York with Great ppl… #dajourney continues.

roomonfiredesign:

Pierre Yovanovitch.

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yagazieemezi:

I am so happy to have stumbled across Hilary Sloane and her work. You can’t help but to be drawn in by her collaged gifs.

Based in Melbourne, Sloane’s work ranges from illustrations and animation, to collages and photography.

Find her: tumblr / vimeo / store

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mydearestlola:

Jazmine Sullivan and a DAMN good bassist giving us EVERYTHING in a cover of “Get Lucky” #ComeBackToUsJazmine

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mocada-museum:

dynamicafrica:

If you are in any way acquainted with the collections of noted Malian fashion designer, the late Chris Seydou, or pay attention to depictions of Africans and Afrocentric characters in American popular culture, then these unique designs and textiles, known more commonly as ‘mud cloth’, are probably an iconic aesthetic that you are familiar with.

Originating amongst the Bambara people of Mali whose name for this style of textile-making is Bògòlanfini, these handmade mud-dyed cotton fabrics have become a symbol of Malian cultural identity that is used in dressing, design and art. The process involved with the making of bògòlanfini textiles is an organic eco-friendly activity that uses all natural substances.

Traditionally the textile is made using narrow strips of cotton cloth woven on looms in the villages producing ca 15 cm wide cloth, which is then sewn together by hand to produce a fabric wide enough to make into clothing etc. This base fabric on which the designs will be painted is first dyed either a rich red from a dye obtained through boiling the bark of a special tree, or in fresh yellow tones obtained through soaking the dried and pounded leaves of another tree.

 Once the fabric is dyed it is ready to receive the mud, often applied with the help of a toothbrush and painted free hand or using stencils. The mud comes from the river Niger, and through a fascinating process of oxidisation it reacts with the natural dyes , producing a rich black when it has dried and been washed off the fabric. This process is also traditionally done on the banks of the river Niger or its tributary the Bani where the fabric is spread out to dry in the sun.

- See more at: http://www.malimali.org/what-is-bogolan/#sthash.pdBQtgFS.dpuf

 (sources 1; 2)

October: Highlighting African Art & African Artists

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ourafrica:

Our future is bright.

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"The Buddha’s Hair Knotted." -KRS One

"The Buddha’s Hair Knotted." -KRS One

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ayanarama:

woah, I’m rewatching Chappelle’s Show and Paul Mooney’s psychic predictions ten years ago were a bit spookily accurate…

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kateoplis:

Sir Richard Branson opens Mahali Mzuri in Kenya