Last Monday Colleen and I met for a chat in a sunny London square and we had a kind of African textile show and tell. I showed her a few obscure early Nigerian textiles from my collection while she showed or rather told me of even earlier and more obscure fragments of information she had uncovered in her continuing archival investigations. My idea of a great time as you can imagine.
I was pleased to hear that Colleen is working on a new book but in the meantime this seems a good point to remind you of her important previous work Cloth in West African History which anyone interested in African textiles needs to own. Still available from Amazon so buy one today.