This copper plate artwork was created in one of the largest cities in the Congo, Lubumbashi in the region of Katanga. The Katanga region is one of the largest copper and cobalt extractors in the world. This plate is made of 100 percent copper, and took over 24 hours to create.
African folk art bust created out of clay and pottery depicting a man’s face.
This handmade bust of a African woman was created in the country of Kenya, and features detailed textures and braids in the hair.
Handmade clay African man bust.
African folk art frequently depicts life in Africa; this elephant is a great example of this. This is a handmade sculpture of an elephant made out of wood, with bone/ivy tusks.
African handmade folk art mask, in a tan color with a black background.
Hand carved African folk art sculpture of a tribeswoman. This sculpture depicts a woman in a light brown dress, and beaded jewelry around her neck, chest, ankles and ears.
Hand carved African folk art bust of man with decorative features on and around his face.
Collection of coins of different monetary values from the Republic of Kenya, the shilling is the current currency of the country.
African dress shirt from the Congo, this shirt features the colors red, blue and white with circular patterns and lacework around the neck.
Men’s Dashiki shirt in green with a floral design, with yellow gold and purple accents around the neck, sleeves and pockets.
Yellow, beige, and brown color scheme fabric featuring a depiction of a woman carrying a baby.
This outfit is a traditional woman’s dress outfit from the African country of Kenya. This outfit features matching pants and shirt in yellow with a blue floral pattern decorating the whole attire.
This instrument is called a steel drum, or a pan drum. These drums were originally created by left over oil drums and other industrial equipment in Trinidad and Tobago in the late 1800s. Steel Drums are a good example of the African Diaspora which was the mass transfer of African People and culture from the transatlantic slave trade from Africa to the Americas and the Caribbean. This particular drum was created by a student from Trinidad in 1970.
This poster shows the NAACP’s support for the end of apartheid in South Africa. The South African Apartheid was a system of institutionalized racism and segregation and lasted up until the early 1990s.
Wax resistant dye, cotton fabric in grey, pink and yellow.
Handmade African scarf that depicts red, orange and green bar patterns with black and white accents.
This flag represents the country of Uganda and features 6 stripes of red, yellow, and black with a center image of a crested crane.
Large African folk art sculpture from Uganda, this artwork depicts a Ugandan tribes man holding a spear and shield and wearing a light brown cloth.
African wrap dolls like this one are a common form of African folk art. The first ones to arrive in this country dates back to the first African slaves to come into this country. These dolls are made with materials such as wood/twigs, moss, scrap cloth, twine, bottles etc. They serve as either toys for children, or for superstitious ways to protect their families.
Man and woman hand carved busts from Jamaica. These folk art sculptures feature red and brown wood, and serve as decorative pieces
Handmade woven basket from Africa, woven items such as this basket are common in African Tribes, and offer many different uses.
Hand carved African folk art bust of man with a textured base.
National fabric from Angola, this sheet consists of geometric designs and a red, yellow, white, and black pattern. Fabrics like this would be used for clothing and other decorative uses.