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African Colors
Raifu Aderemi Mustapha
Nigeria
1998
99 3/4" x 93"
Cotton
MSU Museum Accession 2000:66.1
Photo by Mary Whalen, all rights reserved by MSU Museum

The Nike Center for Arts and Culture was established in 1988 in Osogbo, Nigeria by Nike Olaniyi Davies-Okundaye.

Shortly after the center opened, Georgina Beier, a European, taught members how to make quilts out of their cloth and found that the men were more enthusiastic than women about this new art form. Yoruba artist Rafiu "Remi" Mustapha, "My quilt is trying to talk about unity in Africa as a whole the way I used the different colors of fabric."

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