Futur-Velours.com is a project that wants to encourage an artistic dialogue between traditional artists in Ilebo in Kasai (DRC) and artists,designers,collectors and institutions.
This site gives a platform to the women artists who continue the rich tradition of raffia embroideries in Kasai.
The Shoowa’s (velours/velvet de Kasai) created in collaboration with the artists in Ilebo are artistic experiments that explore the medium . The hybrid fabrics that arise are a woven and embroidered dialogue.
Helene Loa directs the project from Kinshasa and our photographer/artist Mingambengele Patient documents the process of manufacturing the Shoowa’s in Ilebo.
We are up and running ,ready to take your orders.
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