Faith Ringgold Echoes of Harlem Notecard

In the 1970s Faith Ringgold collaborated with her mother, Willi Posey, a well-known tailor in Harlem, to make a number of textile works. 

Echoes of Harlem was Ringgold’s first quilt and her final collaborative project with her mother. The composition unifies four distinct fabrics in a recurring rhythm and frames thirty faces, which display a variety of individual expressions. Together, the faces represent the many life stories present in Harlem. In subsequent years Ringgold began constructing narrative quilts that portray different aspects of African-American life in the United States. 

5 1/2 × 5 1/2 in.
This notecard is printed on 300gsm Munken (textured) paper.

Faith Ringgold (b. 1930)
Echoes of Harlem, 1980
Hand painted cotton
89 1/2 × 80 1/2 in.
The Studio Museum in Harlem; gift of Altria Group, Inc.  2008.13.10