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What is color all about? This new magazine explores the depths of color and meaning in textiles around the world.

Handeye Magazine

A small sampling of the latest issue:

The Black of Ghana – West African funeral Couture

“A woman with a bowl of lalle, henna, covered Eurama’s head in a thick past, dyeing her hair a deep black, a vanity now meant to signal the depth of mourning. The mourners formed a somber but spectacular band of decorated blackness, like a flock of exquisit ravens. Their clothes were, down to the last man and woman, ornamented with Adinkra motifs, or subtle layers of design work, deepending the tonal drama of mourning.” read more