Textile Length - ROM2015_14778_14


Textile Length

Maker: Auden
Medium:Machine-printed cotton
Geography: Made in Manchester, England for export to Ghana
Date: c. 2005
184 x 120 cm
Object number: 2006.21.14
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible by the generous support of the ROM Reproductions Acquisitions Fund.
Not on view
DescriptionThe textile length features a repeat pattern of ballpoint pens in four registers. At West African market stalls, consumers are confronted with a wide range of designs. These are inspired by many influences: traditional Indonesian batik, locally crafted objects or textiles, modern conveniences, or African proverbs. Yet others commemorate political personalities. Certain styles remain popular for decades, but newly introduced ones, such as ballpoint pens may prove fleeting.
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