Sunday, April 04, 2010

Easter Treats!

Happy Easter! Rather than send you on an Easter Egg hunt, I thought I'd just give you the treats :)

Here is an online exhibition of beadwork from the Smith Museum: African Beaded Art, running online through June 15th. The exhibit contains beadwork from a variety of regions and includes explanations of each item when you click on the image. There is also a catalog available that includes all of the objects in the exhibit (only a selection of items are shown online).

I love that they have organized the Southern African work under the linguistic name of "Nguni" which is the appropriate term to describe antique beadwork from the region (i.e. not all beadwork from Southern Africa is Zulu - a mistake commonly made when describing items from this area). Shown right is an item from my personal collection.

Enjoy!

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