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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Wooden Ndaka mask
Wooden Ndaka mask Wooden face mask decorated with white, blue, and red paint; mouth carved in an oval, eyes have triangular lids with blue dots, chin has blue dots, cheeks have red and white dots, forehead has blue dots and white V-lines, straw beard; string attached to two nails in back; origin Ndaka people of the Ituri rainforest.
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Gourd container
Gourd container Gourd vessel with a hide cover over its mouth; decorated strip of hide with green, red, and blue beads and seven cowry shells attached to side; string of white, orange, and blue beads attach the cover to the strip of hide; origin Turkana people of Kenya.
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Blue Amberol cylinder
Blue Amberol cylinder Edison Blue Amberol recording of Fred Van Eps "Darkies Dream" and "Darkies Awakening." Patent information on top of cover reads "1910. John Young, Frederick J Wheeler." Etched into the top of the cylinder is "Thomas A. Edison Patd. 183; 1544 DARKIES DREAM & DARKIES AWAKENING VAN EPS." Bottom of cylinder is imprinted "Seeley Tube and Box Co. Newark, N.J. USA."
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Doll
Doll Female doll wearing a blue dress and earrings. Her hair is decorated with a coin, cowrie shells, and other jewelry. Origin Gambia.
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Straw fan
Straw fan Yellow, purple, and blue woven straw fan. Origin Togo.
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Coiled grass basket
Coiled grass basket Conical coiled grass basket with violet, blue, and green spiral decoration of died raffia; origin East Africa.
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Hide place mat
Hide place mat Round hide table mat with blue and beige stitching around the edge and four clover/leaf designs in black; origin Uganda.
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Hide place mat
Hide place mat Round hide table mat with blue and beige stitching around the edge and four clover/leaf designs in black; origin Uganda.
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Hide place mat
Hide place mat Round hide table mat with blue and beige stitching around the edge and four clover/leaf designs in black; origin Uganda.
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Hide place mat
Hide place mat Round hide table mat with blue and beige stitching around the edge and four clover/leaf designs in black; origin Uganda.
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Hide place mat
Hide place mat Round hide table mat with blue and beige stitching around the edge and four clover/leaf designs in black; origin Uganda.
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Hide place mat
Hide place mat Round hide table mat with blue and beige stitching around the edge and four clover/leaf designs in black; origin Uganda.
13.
Dagger
Dagger Dagger with metal blade and wood handle that is decorated on the end in decorated metal sheath that has two rings with a red and blue rope attached to the rings; sheath turns up at the end; origin Morocco.
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Coiled beaded basket
Coiled beaded basket Coiled basked with lid; has beaded cover of blue, yellow, green, red, and white beads in diamond designs, beaded knob on top, tightly woven; resembles sweetgrass baskets of the South Carolina lowcountry; origin Luo people of Kenya.
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Multicolored sweetgrass basket
Multicolored sweetgrass basket Multi-colored basket made of sweetgrass, bulrush, and pine needle, sewn with palmetto leaf. Sweetgrass is natural and dyed blue, orange, and red. A wrapped hinge is sewn into the bottom for hanging purposes.
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Straw fan
Straw fan Yellow, purple, and blue woven straw fan. Origin Togo.
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Doll
Doll Carved wooden doll with a circular torso and no arms or legs, wrapped in blue cloth and raffia. Origin Liberia.
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Shirt
Shirt Blue men's tie-dyed shirt with white design. Origin Liberia.