Crafting is a talent that is not given to all. My mother was a crafter, and really good at it too! Me? Not so much. I remember her using a children’s craft book and sitting with me at our kitchen table patiently showing me the pictures and helping me try to reproduce what I saw […]
Always loved history, because it actually tells us where we’ve been and what we’ll end up as,- unless we take care and maybe alter course before we “hit the iceberg”? To me, one of the most inspirational figures was Helen Adams Keller:- American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to […]
Nannie Helen Burroughs A young Nannie Helen Burroughs. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. Quick Facts Significance:Educator and activist Place of Birth:Orange, VA Date of Birth:1879/1880 Place of Death:Washington, DC Date of Death:1961 Around 1880, Nannie Helen Burroughs was born to a formerly enslaved couple living in Orange, Virginia. Her father died when she was […]
HISTORY OF KENTE Popular “KENTE CLOTH” originates from Ghana, West Africa and is a personalized hand woven ceremonial cloth, but it is far more than just a beautiful textile. The various colors and intricate patterns represent the history, ethics, values, philosophy and religious beliefs of the Ghana people. Each Ghanaian weaver […]
It’s amazing to think how naturally talented people are to enable them to create masterpieces in arts, crafts, and fabrics. How humble are the beginnings of a royal robe at the hands of the weaver.