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V.I. Madras: A Fabric Symbolic of the V.I. People, Environment, History, Fashion, Festival and Art

Kia Griffith | June 26, 2021

The new Virgin Islands Madras has made Virgin Islands history a bit richer as artists and fashion designers utilize it now in their craft. The official V.I. Madras was commissioned to be made by locally raised textile designer Debbie Sun through a 2016 grant awarded by the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts. The official Madras fabric was established by Act No. 8424 (Bill No. 33-0226). This Act amended the Virgin Islands Code Title 1, Chapter 7 to establish the official Madras of the Virgin Islands of the United States. V.I.C.A. unveiled the fabric on Saturday, June 5th at the Frederick Dorsch Cultural Center in Frederiksted.  The colors chosen for the V.I. Madras pattern represent the following:   Additionally, there are four stripes on the pattern that represent each of the major U.S. Virgin Islands and the fourth line symbolizes their…

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Kia Griffith | June 19, 2021

ST. CROIX — A group of twelve millennials and Apostle Mona Barnes of the City of Refuge Worship Center…

V.I. Millennials Push Boundaries With Music Video…

Ernice Gilbert | June 03, 2021

ST. CROIX — Recording Artist A.J. Ventura released a music video on Wednesday for a single from his…

V.I.'s Thriving Art Culture on Display at Annual Congressional…

Kia Griffith | May 10, 2021

The office of Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett in collaboration with the Virgin Islands Council on the…

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