Funk Textiles Gallery Showcases African Beadwork and Fiber Arts

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Tech will present Beadwork and Fiber Arts from Cameroon and South Africa in the Funk Textiles Gallery, beginning Aug. 27. The display, made possible through recent gifts from William D. and Norma Canelas Roth, continues through Jan. 25.

The gallery, the campus showcase for the Ruth Funk Textiles Collection, is located in Room 405 of the Crawford Building. Admission is free.
The exhibit is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to noon, and Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 3 p.m. or by appointment.

Objects on display include colorful beaded wedding capes, bags, woven skirts, belts and a headdress. Items come from the Ndebele, Thembu and Zulu tribes of South Africa and from Cameroon.

For more information, call Carla Funk at (321) 674-6129.   


Girl’s skirt, or apron, from South Africa and the Thembu tribe. Hand-woven cloth, brass rings, glass beads, leather. circa 1930-1940.

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