Priscilla Kibbee

I love to travel all over the globe shopping for textiles to add to my wearable art. I have taught quilting to school children in Nepal, seminole patchwork to seamstresses in Thailand, and jackets and embellishment to quilters in Turkey where I also served as a judge at 2 of their International Quilt Shows. I have created garments for 5 Fairfield and Bernina Fashion Shows and teach classes on embellishment and wearable art. Lately I have been leaning more toward making art quilts.

Friday, January 2, 2009

The Keiskamma Tapestry

The Keiskamma Tapestry

The Keiskamma Tapestry; an exquisite embroidery done in the tradition of the world renowned Bayeux Tapestry, tells the intricate history of the Eastern Cape Frontier. Created by over 100 women from Hamburg and neighboring villages it represents a group interaction of understanding and relationship development in the region.

With funding from the National Department of Arts and Culture and over 100 private donations the tapestry managed to reach an extraordinary length of 120 meters. The Tapestry has toured extensively throughout South Africa and has been seen as homage to the people of the Eastern Cape.
The Keiskamma Tapestry now hangs in the Parliament buildings in Cape Town. I have just shown photos of two panels. There are dozens more. Take a look. Its fabulous.



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