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Aboubakar Fofana creates home textiles from hand-spun, hand-woven silk and cotton in his studio in Bamako, Mali. Each piece uses the traditional indigo dye process. Watch this short video of a young apprentice at work.
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I hope, hope, hope that the artist is using his influence to make sure that his apprentices have the opportunity to attend school as well as learn a trade. Access to primary education is a problem in Mali, per Unicef, and particuarly impacts girls.
July 08, 2010 at 01:33 PM
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