TRIBAL TEXTILESby Niamh McCooey
It’s now September and for many art and design lovers in London, that means fair season. Kicking off a month packed with exhibitions, talks, installations, performances, seminars and more across the UK’s capital city, Tribal Art London opens its doors to the public next Wednesday, September 6th.
Celebrating its tenth year, the fair is its largest iteration yet with 23 exhibitors showcasing collections from around the world. Included in the line-up are Joss Graham and Kezhia Fields.
Since opening his shop in central London almost 30 years ago, Joss Graham has since become a well-known collector of worldwide handmade fabrics and specialises in traditional textiles and costumes from the Indian subcontinent, Central Asia, Tibet, and North and West Africa. He will be exhibiting some fascinating historical textiles at Tribal Art London this year including a feathered Peruvian skirt from the Nasca period, and a special Samoan bark cloth.
Kezhia Fields is also set to gather a lot of attention for their collection of antique, indigenous African art with a Zulu beaded necklace included in the exhibit. With works on sale at prices ranging from the low hundreds to the five figured, this fair is geared towards collectors of all levels, be it to the novice looking for their first ever find, or to the seasoned patron looking to add to their established collection.
Tribal Art London, 6 - 9 September 2017
Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1