Sunday, 11 December 2016

A DAY WITH THE TEXTILE ARTISTS. ART BLOG BY MIABO ENYADIKE


My trip to my home country Nigeria is one that is well overdue been away for so long, I almost forgot all my traditional Artist friends that I used to collect Art from to support their craft.


Textile String Art 'Women' by Chief Sunday Toba
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I ran into an old friend Fatai, who is a traditional Textile Artist from the Osogbo area of western Nigeria.



                           Fatai Textile Artist 
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This area is known for their folk  Art and Craft and tourist come from all over the world to visit and buy their craft. 


                          Fatai Textile Artist (Chiffon Batik)
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My friend Fatai brought back fun memories through the anecdotes and stories he told when we ran into each other again after almost a decade, it was truly refreshing and humbling.



                                 Chief Toba with his String on Textile Art
                                                      'Women' by Chief Sunday Toba
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 I invited him over for an afternoon tea and he showed up with a long lost friend of mine an Artist who is known for his  String Art.



Textile String Art  by Chief Sunday Toba
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 Chief Toba an Artist friend of of mine came along with his art and I had a blast. Listening to the creative process and the inspiration  behind his subject matter.


Textile String Art 'Mama and Child' by Chief Sunday Toba
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Toba's Art is simple, yet intricate and well made with strong use of colour to tell traditional stories, from his hometown of Ibadan in a way only he can tell.


Textile String Art 'Horse Riding' by Chief Sunday Toba
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 He's use of fancy thread woven into strings to create Art that is not only captivating and Pure is why I love his string Art! and decided to blog about it ........ENJOY.


Textile String Art 'Birds' by Chief Sunday Toba

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                                                 Miabo
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