Black Cotton Print
Limited Prints only 5 available in each size
High resolution print on gallery quality paper.
20inches X 13.3 inches
Cotton g. herbaceum was the most widely produced and traded raw material in pre-colonial West Africa; it was even used as a form of currency. American commodification of the indigenous species shifted power from the North to the South. Post slavery African American families picked cotton together and passed down generationally the skills of growing; dyeing; spinning and selling, making the most of this durable and versatile natural fiber.
Modern day cotton’s ancestor G. Herbaceum was found growing on the continent of Africa, being the most widely produced and traded raw material in pre-colonial West Africa, and even used as a form of currency. Post slavery families picked cotton together and passed down generationally the skills of growing,dyeing, spinning, and selling making the most of one of the most durable and versatile natural fibers to be grown.part of a heritage where growing, spinning, and sewing skills are passed down generationally.
NOW: The Black Genius T-shirt is an unapologetic affirmation of the talent, intellect, and creativity that fosters racial pride. The bold brand functions like a 21st century warrior’s shield protecting the Black genius inside. Wearing Black Genius apparel is walking in 100% cotton confidence and solidarity with a global village.