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African textiles

African textiles were often made of animal hair and woven. Some of the oldest surviving African textiles were discovered at the archaeological site of Kissi in northern Burkina Faso. They…

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Picasso's African Period

Picasso’s African Period, which was three years long, lasted from 1906 to 1909, was the period when Pablo Picasso painted in a style which was strongly influenced by African sculpture…

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Textile, African Marigold, 1876

Symmetrical design of long leafy shoots intertwining to form frames containing large poppy-like flowers and smaller roses. In blue, green, and orange on a white ground. Textile, African Marigold, 1876;…

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North African market

A Kodak circular snapshot photograph of a North African market scene, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1890. A cloaked figure stands in the foreground, whilst a tourist in a…

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african beads

Seen at the African Arts Festival in Chicago this weekend.

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National Museum of African Art Docent James Brown, Jr., with Preschoolers

Photographer: Jeffrey Ploskonka Date: 1988 Type: Photographic print Standard number: 2003-19519 Summary: Docent James Brown, Jr. introduces young visitors to the art of Africa at National Museum of African Art…

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Textile, African Marigold, 1876

Two pieces of printed cotton with a large-scale design of curving leafy branches, interlacing to form circles enclosing flowers. In blue on an off-white ground. Textile, African Marigold, 1876; Made…

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Strigil, steel, African, 1850-1930

Strigil, steel, African, 1850-1930

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Wood pestle, African, 1801-1920

Wood pestle, African, 1801-1920

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Poster, Cinema Afrika Filmtage (African Film Festival), 2006

Space-like design with bubble lettering: FILMTAGE 2006. Poster, Cinema Afrika Filmtage (African Film Festival), 2006; Printed by Sérigraphie Uldry AG ; Switzerland; screenprint on white wove paper; 128.1 × 90.6…

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