Artists belonging to the Tanti Bogolan Women’s Association in Djenne hand-dyed this textile in August for Rubia’s Lexington exhibit.Read More
Come visit Rubia’s booth at the East Village Fair on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11am-4pm. We’ll be selling beautiful mud cloth (bogolan) made by our artist partners in Mali, Tanti Bogolan Women’s Cooperative and Ndomo Workshop and Natural Dyeing Conservatory.
We’ll also feature our new collection of indigo scarfs just in from Segou.
For those of you who have asked about our Afghan embroidery, we’ll be selling beautiful coats hand-made by our Master embroiderer, Hafiza.
Looking forward to seeing you at Follen Church society where the 80th annual East Village Fair will take place at 755 Massachusetts Ave. in Lexington, MA 02420.
PHOTO (left to right) Modeling Rubia’s hand-dyed indigo and mud cloth scarfs are Jessica Antoline, Rubia Board member; Catherine Rielly, Executive Director, and Pascale Serp, Intern.
Please join Rubia at the Currier Museum's Ladies Night Out in honor of International Women's Day on March 8. We'll be selling hand-dyed mudcloth (bogolan) and indigo from Mali and hand-embroidered purses and pillows from Afghanistan. It promises to be a fun night with music, henna tattoos, and custom poetry.
We are grateful to our host Heidi Norton who has featured in the Museum Store Rubia's Sewing Confidence products made by refugee women living in Manchester. And many thanks to Lynn Thomson, the Currier's Manager of Community Education and Outreach, for partnering with Rubia over the years on an African Handbags Workshop; a Panel Discussion about Refugees in New Hampshire; and a special tour of the Romare Bearden exhibit for refugee women.
Rubia's Whole Cloth refugees exhibit is currently on display at the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough New Hampshire. Created with support from New Hampshire Humanities Council, it explores why Rwandan, Burundian and Congolese refugees now living in Manchester left their homelands and what they’ve found in NH. The museum is also featuring Rubia's exquisite bogolan and indigo textiles in their gift shop. Malian women and youth belonging to Tanti Bogolan Women's Association and Ndomo Workshop made the scarfs and wall hangings for sale using ancient textile dyeing techniques. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.