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The traditions and history of indigo dyed textiles in Sierra Leone as they relate to the art and life of Hajja Kadiatu Kamara
Indigo dyeing or 'Gara' has a lengthy history as well as a major role in the economies and cultures of West African countries. Although most gara dyers remain anonymous outside of their communities, Hajjah Khadijatu Kamara ...
Making the connection: J.B. Murray and the scripts and forms of Africa
Many African and African America artists have chosen to represent Nsibidi and other African and Afro-Caribbean syllabaries in their works of art. However, some artists also produces art and script given to them "by God" ...
Kalabari Masquerade and the gaze: identity and spectatorship in the sculptures of Sokari Douglass Camp
Kalabari masquerade performances are centered around a core male performer, who disguises himself by wearing an intricate costume. The costume propels the dancer into the mystical spiritual realm, where through the ...
Toward the Origins of Peyote Beadwork
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
Peyote beadwork is a nuanced and elegant art form. Hundreds of thousands of people today use peyote beadwork, including the Native American Church, powwow people, gourd dancers and Native Americans wanting a marker of ...
Making the Connection: J.B. Murray and the Scripts and Forms of Africa
This dissertation focuses on the artwork of J.B. Murray, an African American artist from Mitchell, Georgia. The goal of this dissertation is to explore J.B. Murray’s production of protective scripts and spirit figures. ...