Ousman: ‘I sometimes work in front of an audience’

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Ousman: ‘I sometimes work in front of an audience’

I was born to weave. In Gambia I always did it outdoors. I put the loom together myself, every little part of it. In Sweden I have continued to weave outdoors as much as I can – it fascinates a lot of people, so I sometimes work in front of an audience.

I work with traditional West African patterns, making runners, jumpers and rugs. At times, someone will complain that the loom leaves indents on the lawn. It’s a little bit typically Swedish, hah!

 

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Last updated: 5 April 2017

Alexander Mahmoud

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