Dallas Museum of Art presents "Moth to Cloth: Silk in Africa" opening day

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"Moth to Cloth: Silk in Africa"
Robe for a male dignitary ("boubou riga" or "agbada"), Nigeria, Hausa peoples, late 19th century, c otton and wild silk,  Dallas Museum of Art, Textile Purchase Fund, 2008.47 Photo courtesy of Dallas Museum of Art

Throughout the world, silk is used to make cloth and is associated with wealth and status. This rare natural fiber is also indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa. In this installation, cloths drawn from the DMA’s collection explore the production of silk and silk textiles in Ghana, Nigeria, and Madagascar.

The exhibition will remain on display through October 24, 2021.

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Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201


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Admission is free.