Presenting Jae Jarrell

"I produce garments with patterns, textures, and colors that     
duplicate the richness of the patterns, textures, and colors of
Blackness.  Preservation of our heritage motivates me to design for
my Sisters and Brothers adornment that reflects our beautiful culture.

Strongly influencing my work are African sculpture, weaving, and
jewelry.  The lines, seams, and decorative work of my garments reflect
the rhythms I experience from African art."

Quotation from AFRICOBRA III catalogue    1973