Griots of Cotton, Indigo, & Clay

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Griots of Cotton, Indigo, & Clay

February 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 27, 2022

Free, reservations required

Griots of Cotton, Indigo, & Clay debuts the permanent collection of the Acres of Ancestry Initiative/Black Agrarian Fund, an evolution of the advocacy efforts of the Black Belt Justice Center. Curated by Torreah “Cookie” Washington, and featuring over 75 pieces of artwork commissioned from Black fiber artists in the South Carolina Lowcountry, the Black Belt South, and the African Diaspora at large, this vast array of textile art portrays the power of the Black imagination to extend beyond colonial frameworks, centering narratives of self-sustained land ownership and spirit-cultural reclamation. Inspired by the movement for restoration of eco-cultural traditional practices, Griots of Cotton, Indigo, & Clay showcases the rich tradition of fiber art as material culture and tells the untold stories of struggle and resilience rooted in black ecocultural traditions and textile arts. On view through February 27, 2022 at City Gallery. Please visit to reserve a free, timed admission.

Griots of Cotton, Indigo, & Clay


February 13, 2022
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free, reservations required
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City Gallery
34 Prioleau St
Charleston, SC United States
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