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Tartan Journeys through the African Diaspora

Tartan Journeys through the African Diaspora

Tartan might be quintessentially Scottish, but it has travelled around the world and been adapted or absorbed in fascinating ways by various cultures. Tartan is used in Kenya in the form of shukas (blankets worn by the Maasai Mara), in South Africa, and in India in the form of Madras cloth, which then travelled to the Caribbean and the US. Join Teleica Kirkland, Creative Director of the Costume Institute of the African Diaspora in conversation with Emma Bond, as they discuss the transnational journeys of tartan. A short documentary film on the Tartan Project (30 minutes) will also be shown.

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