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Zuva Gallery

"ZUVA Gallery is one of Scottsdale, Arizona’s premier galleries for nearly 25 years. Zuva brings decades of experience, a vast network of connections and a wealth of expertise to the task of sourcing and importing exceptional stone sculptures from Southern Africa to the U.S.A." [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

Yisa Akinbolaji

Originally from Nigeria, painter Yisa Akinbolaji currently lives in Canada. "Influenced by my Yoruba oral tradition and experiential knowledge, the intervention of my current work embodies the complexities of culture, identity, violence, truth, and reconciliation." [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

William Itter collection of African Pottery

An impressive collection of pottery from a long list of peoples from all over Africa. Nupe, Yoruba, Hausa, Mambila, Mangbetu, Bamileke, Lobi, Dagari, Bamana, Dogon, Makonde, Zulu, and more... [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

West African Wisdom: Adinkra Symbols & Meanings

This site's mission is to make available high-quality renditions of symbols used in Adinkra cloth printing, at no cost for personal and non-profit uses. [posted: May 05, 2009]

Victor Ekpuk

Nigerian artist Victor Ekpuk. "My interest and challenge in creating art has been to use elements of ancient African art, especially the writing systems, to express contemporary experiences. Writing and graphic symbols are the main inspiration for my style. They greatly feed the love for expressing myself with these ancient forms, particularly those of Nsibidi, an indigenous African system of communication that employs graphic signs, as well as pantomime and the placement of objects to convey concepts." [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

Victor Ehikhamenor

"Victor was born in Edo State, Nigeria; a place rich in folkloric tradition and materials. As a young boy, he was privileged to witness many festivals that were highly spiritual; these now form the pillars and bedrock of his creativity." Victor currently lives in the United States. [hint: on his web site, click the dots below the first works in each gallery] [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

USC Digital Library

University of Southern California Digital Library, includes a large collection of historical photographs from missionary groups, "taken on the boundary between European and African and Asian cultures between 1850 and 1950. The photographs you can find here were mostly taken by missionaries... Judging by their photographs many of these men and women were fascinated by the unknown world around them which they were gradually learning to understand, and had great respect for the people with whom they lived and worked." In Africa, the Basel Mission had a presence in Ghana and in Cameroon. [the photo at left shows three Ghanaian women spinning cotton, and was taken in the 1860s!] [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

"The African collection at the Penn Museum is one of the largest collections in the country. The collection includes approximately 15,000 ethnographic and 5,000 archaeological objects and most of the collection was obtained between 1891 and 1937. Although many of the artifacts can be appreciated from a purely artistic or aesthetic standpoint, the Museum's main interest in them is as an ethnographic study collection. The collection therefore contains everything from masks and statuary to architectural pieces, clothing, musical instruments and ordinary household implements." [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History

"One of the largest collections of African arts in the United States, the Fowler Museum’s holdings encompass metalwork, wood carvings, textiles, musical instruments, popular urban arts, and ceramics. These arts come from throughout the African continent and span millennia, reflecting the vibrancy and diversity of the arts from nearly every time period and region of the continent." Search the digital collection, and past exhibits. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

Tribal Textiles

"We’re a home décor company based on the edge of the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. Our hand painted textiles blend traditional Batik techniques with contemporary composition and bold colors. From the animals that roam the land we live in to the iconic motifs of Africa’s vibrant heritage, our textiles draw inspiration from the culture and wildlife that surround us." [posted: Feb 21, 2005]

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