These remarkable quilts are made by Siddi women of India who are part of the African diaspora. Aren’t they extraordinary? Nahtzugabe, a German blogger friend made a beautiful Kantha piece, inspired me to wander the web looking for different styles of Kantha stitching.
Tamara Natalie Madden is a Jamaican born painter and mixed-media artist. Madden’s paintings are allegories that seek to heighten and empower the everyday people of the African diaspora. Madden’s influences are varied. She is highly inspired by people from various cultures around the world, but chooses to paint imagery that represent the people of the African diaspora.
The Roman conquest of Britain brought not only cultural change but also profound ethnic change, i.e., an influx of soldiers, officials, and traders from elsewhere. The process of ethnic replacement continued unabated and may have even intensified. In particular, the last century of Roman rule saw many soldiers arrive from North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. http://evoandproud.blogspot.co.uk/2010/07/african-community-in-roman-britain.html