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W19 Khan - AAS 495 - Caribbean Folklore: Spirits, Magic, and Resistance

Y. Verne
Voodoo Ritual
20th century
inlaid banana leaves and cane | cardboard
Gift of Dr. James L. Curtis
2011/2.187
A black and white lithograph depicts a number of palm trees.
Emilio Sanchez
Palmaras
1967
black and white lithograph | paper
Gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation
2011/2.89
Elliott Erwitt
People and Statues on Beach, San Juan, Puerto Rico, from "Recent Developments"
1978
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Lawrence and Carol Zicklin
1987/1.175.3
A line of men in workers' garb raise machetes with joyous expressions on their faces.  
Dmitri Baltermants
Sugarcane Workers with Machetes Raised, Cuba
1970s
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)
2012/2.81
Image of a book lying open to a page featuring a painting of the crucified Christ. A newsclipping featuring a photo of an ash-covered body of a man lies on the book across the open page.  
Joanne Leonard
Haiti Crucifixes (Earthquake Victim and Murdered Haitian Hero)
2010
inkjet print | paper
Gift of the artist
2016/2.146
This hour-glass shaped stool is supported by two caryatid figures who sit in a pose of lamentation—crouched with head in hands. Scarified patterned abstracted tears spill from their lower eyelids. Brass studs adorn the perimeter of the stool’s seat, base, and figures. Both figures wear strings of black, red and white beads around their necks.
Chokwe
Prestige Stool
1850 – 1899
wood, glass beads, brass tacks |
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.204
Ernst Haas
Tobago, from "The Creation"
1968 - 1981
dye transfer print | paper
Gift of The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, in memory of Morris D. Baker, a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Architecture, 1952
2000/2.136.4
A group of women gather to wash clothes in a river while a man looks on.
Kensel Franklin
Washing Clothes
20th century
oil | masonite
Gift of Dr. James L. Curtis
2011/2.184
Small, semi-circular beaded bag with three beaded tassels and a braided leather handle. The base of the beadwork is blue, with three faces, two yellow and red flowers, and an interlace pattern decorating the surface. The outside of the bag is edged with yellow and red beads. 
Yoruba
Diviner's Beaded Bag
1960 – 1999
canvas, beads, leather |
Gift of Dr. Daniel and Sandra Mato
2003/2.31
Marten de Vos;Maarten de Vos
Allegorical Representation of 'America'
1594 - 1600
pen and black ink with ink wash | cream-colored paper
Museum Purchase
1960/2.24
British
Printed Cotton
1780 - 1790
printed cotton, sepia tone |
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
1972/2.339
Clay vessel with a rounded bottom and a tall neck and handle. The bottom part of the vessel and handle are decorated with small holes and geometric patterns. The neck of the vessel is decorated with a face on both sides. The lips appear to be pursed and the eyes appear to be closed. The  half-circle ears stick out from the top of the neck, just below the rim of the vessel. On each cheek there are three horizontal marks with small holes. 
Yoruba
Vessel
1890 – 1920
terracotta |
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis

2000/2.111

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The Silk Cotton Tree, [Shrine Figure 2006/2.72] as it does around the world, has much folklore attached in the Caribbean. https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/caribarch/education/ceiba/ https://secretbarbados.com/project/silk-cotton-tree/
— by Sophie Grillet (April 23 2019 @ 7:44 am)

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