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16758549-1994_004_513_Bpa_ARC.tif
This embroidered cloth is sometimes called "Kasai velvet" after the region of the Democratic Republic of Congo from which they originate and the cut-pile technique of their manufacture. The underlying raffia structure is woven by men on upright looms…

11008625-2014_012_004_Epa_ARC.tif
From The Promises of the Bible

11008421-1921_066a_Bpa_ARC.tif
The powerful regenerative symbolism of the scarab accounts for its popularity as a funerary amulet. Large winged scarabs were sewn onto mummy wrappings or incorporated into bead-net shrouds. These compositions could be made out of faience or…

20521858-2003_032_001F_Fpa_ARC.tif

16758917-2011_011_001AB_DPA_ARC.tif

11007705-1991_004_445_Apa_ARC.tif

11008514-1991_004_413_Apa_ARC.tif

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11007478-1994_004_664_Cpa_ARC.tif
Delicately carved masks, with pert noses and child-like facial features representing male and female spirits (elu), appear in village masquerades among Ogoni peoples living between the Niger Delta and Cross Rivers of southern Nigeria. They are danced…

20521887-2015_014_001_Gpa_ARC.tif
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