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If you haven’t been to the Kanga Exhibition at the Nairobi Gallery, next to Nyayo House, try to fit in a visit before the end of the month when it closes. You have to enter through the Nyayo House entrance and they are doing security checks at the moment but its worth standing in line for!
New Exhibition Dates: July 13-November 31, 2011
Venue: Nairobi Gallery
Location: Next to Nyayo House
Time: 9am-6pm Daily
Entry: Museum Rates Apply
Kanga stories, the cloth that reveals is an exhibition on the kanga cloth, an essential aspect of the Kenya’s cultural heritage. The Kanga is an effective way to chronicle history and convey both literal and social cultural messages which sets it apart from other cloths used by our communities.
The Quilt Life has most graciously granted us permission to publish a copy of the article “Kwilting in Kenya” from its October 2011 issue. This article, written by our own Dena Dale Crain, features some of our finest quilts as it describes patchwork quilting amongst members of the Kenya Quilt Guild.
The article has members-only access until the magazine comes off the newsstands. To download the article, you must use the private password. If you are not a Kenya Quilt Guild Member, check back with us in November, when Kwilting in Kenya will be made public.
If you cannot wait until November to see the article, or if you simply want to get in now on one of the Library Journal’s 10 Best New Magazines of 2010, find more information at The Quilt Life. At USD $24.99 for six issues, it’s a great deal!
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From the Expat Blog Directory comes a fantastic blog about living in the wilds of Kenya: Tales From Kulafumbi. Those who would like to know more about Kenya, its wildlife and its lifestyle, will do well to peruse the knowledgeable writings and exquisite photographs of this blog’s author, Tanya Trevor Saunders. Kulafumbi is also on Facebook.
M-R from Ottawa, Canada, has written a great article about quilting in Kenya: Quilt Matters: Visiting Kenya. Check it out; well worth the effort!!