Art in the Basement: Mandingo Gara from Sierra Leone

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Art in the Basement: Mandingo Gara from Sierra Leone

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Title: Art in the Basement: Mandingo Gara from Sierra Leone
Author: Mitchell, Scott
Keywords: folk art
african art
Mandingo tie dye
Date: 2007
Publisher: MU Museum of Art and Archaeology
Citation: MUSEUM magazine, no. 51, fall 2007
Abstract: In the spring of 2006, however, while a graduate intern at the Missouri Folk Arts Program, I was able to observe firsthand an artist as he created art in what may seem the most unlikely of settings—a basement in urban St. Louis. That day I traveled with folklorist Deborah Bailey to visit with Mahmoud Conteh, a master of Mandingo tie dye, and his apprentice Salieu Kamara, one of eight apprenticeship teams in the 2006 Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. Debbie and I visited them to observe and document the progress of their apprenticeship.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/3414

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