Joanne Eicher (Regents professor emerita, DHA) presents "Kalabari Dress of Nigeria as an Example of Cultural Authentication" on Thursday, April 2, 2009, 6 p.m., in 33 McNeal Hall. A reception will follow the presentation. Eicher, who has lived and done research in Nigeria, explains a fascinating Kalabari textile technique, "pelete bite," and its cultural implications.
Kalabari woman making pelete bite. Photo by Joanne Eicher.
This presentation is offered in conjunction with the current exhibition in the Goldstein Museum Gallery, Expressions of Stability and Change: Ethnic Dress and Folk Costume, which runs through June 14, 2009.