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Photographer quote: "One of the most memorable parts of my trip to Gambia was the traditional markets which were an overwhelming rush of colour, people, sounds and smells. The brights colours and texture of these textile pieces are inspired by the lively and vibrant markets.This textile piece is made with strips of recycled sari silk and embroidered with segue ribbon."
Panel, 18th century Algeria Linen, silk, silver, and gold; 12 1/2 x 7 in. (31.75 x 17.78 cm) - Although Algeria had a centuries-long tradition of embroidery, it, like many other regions of the Ottoman empire, adopted patterns from Istanbul during the Ottoman occupation. But Algerian embroideries remained distinct from other Mediterranean types in color and stitch, and the province continued to produce mainly headdresses and headbands for which it was known throughout the empire. The ea...