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Textile Trade Ascendancies - Exhibit of Textile History by Elisha Renne

Sunday, May 10, 2015
12:00 AM
Clark Library, University of Michigan Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library 913 S. University Avenue


Nigeria, UK, China

Elisha Renne

The exhibit, “Textile Trade Ascendancies: Nigeria, UK, China,” examines changing global trends in textile trade, manufacturing, and consumption and their consequences for women and men living in the area of West Africa now known as Nigeria. It includes textiles, texts, photographs, and maps documenting changes in textile production and trade—from the local production of handwoven cotton textiles and later production of Nigerian manufactured textiles, to the import of British and Chinese wax and fancy print cloths.