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Silk Scarves / Personal

Submitted By Leah Schmidt

Description

These silk scarves I made after a research trip to Zanzibar. With 2 grants awarded to me, I spent time there learning one-on-one with local artisans and textile designers. During my time, I became fascinated with the East African Kangas that the women wore. The garment is a wide cotton fabric that comes in various vibrant colors and patterns. Each one has a unique motif and Swahili saying written on it . Kangas were often given as gifts, and these sayings related to a certain time or struggle or celebration in a person's life. From my learnings, I created my own version of a Kanga if I were to give them as gifts to improtant people in my life.

Objective

To design and illustrate my own patterns to produce into scarves.

Technical Challenge

Printing samples of fabric and a variety of color palettes was a new process to me at the time. Because of the fabric printer being so unique, and the fabrics all taking the inks differently, I learned about new production techniques.

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Personal

Media

Design

Market

Fashion & Clothing

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