I read about 'Soul Cloths' in Ana Araujo's piece 'Repetitive Pattern & the Domestic'. It was the name that really intrigued me as the word 'Soul' has strong associations for me through my love of Soul music. It has been difficult finding anything more about 'Soul Cloths' but it has led me to 'Story Cloths' by Hmong women from Thailand. Made for story telling they were adapted due to their oppressors forbidding them to speak their language! African and African American cultures also used something similar in the way of quilts which had embedded codes sewn into them to communicate 'under the radar' from their oppressors! I love this idea of hidden story telling and messages and wonder if can adapt this idea within my work?
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