Selvedge — The Textile Museum Wasington DC

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All The President's Textiles

Exhibitions President Obama Selvedge shows and workshops The Textile Museum Wasington DC

When Ann Dunham, President Obama’s mother, lived in Indonesia with her son, she began gathering batik fabrics that were indigenous to the culture. Her collection of batiks has been on a national tour this summer and will culminate in a two-week display at The Textile Museum, Washington, DC. A Lady Found a Culture in Its Cloth: Barack Obama’s Mother and Indonesian Batiks will run from August 9 through 23.

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