Birdie Fortescue’s Mishran Crosshatch is a contemporary take on traditional Kente cloth. Originating from West Africa, Kente cloth is produced in narrow woven strips which are then stitched together to form bolts of cloth. Patterns usually consist of lines and simple motifs on a small scale which create a dense, textural look once put together. For this print she has stripped this idea down to its most basic form to create a linear print on a small scale.
Hand block printed on a linen/cotton mix.
50cm base diameter x 45 cm top diameter x 29 cm height
Made in India