African Lace: Austrian Fabrics for Nigeria

Vienna 2010

Client: World Museum Vienna

“African Lace” is the name given to the colorful, industrially embroidered fabrics that have shaped the public appearance of Nigerians worldwide for over fifty years and have become a fixed component of Nigerian festive clothing and fashion. The exhibition focused on its historical background, illuminating a fascinating chapter in the history of African fashion. Textiles are delicate objects that require special handling and care. Years of experience and our wide network of experts in the fields of conservation, restoration, museum climate and lighting enable us to offer our customers the best possible handling of textile objects.