Yinka Shonibare’s African Costumes

Yinka Shonibare

British-Nigerian textile artist Yinka Shonibare is internationally recognized for his recreation of historical figures dressed in African print costumes.

The costumes are incredible, and his art is intriguing. If you notice, none of his figures have a head! Shonibare uses humor and parody to addresses issues of class in Nigeria and the British colonization during the Victorian era.

Fascinating! You can view all the photos HERE, and there’s also a 9-minute video where he talks about his art HERE (sorry, no embed code).

African Costumes

African Costumes

African Costumes

African Costumes

African Costumes

African Costumes

[via Saharan Vibe]


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