By Dr. Sharbreon Plummer
Designed and illustrated by Saffa Khan
“Diasporic Threads platforms a stunning selection of works by contemporary Black women textile artists and is rich in critical insight and historical context.” - Ferren Gipson, author of Women's Work: From Feminine Arts to Feminist Arts and The Ultimate Art Museum.
Diasporic Threads: Black Women, Fibre & Textiles highlights Black women's contributions to art and history through fibre-related mediums. This publication surveys the history of Black women and textiles in North America, and spotlights five artists through a series of interviews, paying careful attention to the intersections of race, art, and cultural memory.
The author, Dr. Sharbreon Plummer (Baton Rouge, LA) is an artist, strategist and storyteller that centers the stories and creativity of Black women. Sharbreon's upbringing in southern Louisiana informs her interest into how culture and ancestral memory act as influencers of contemporary art-making.
A special thanks for the support of the Costume & Textile Association, which made it possible to bring this publication to life.
- Common Threads Press, 2022
- Softcover, 52 pages
- 6 x 8 inches