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💚💜💐 #aeroluxbulb #materialculture #objectswoon

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Inlaid urn patera centering the frieze of a Louisiana armoire, believed to have been made in New Orleans circa 1810-1825 by an unknown cabinetmaker dubbed the “Butterfly Man” #vastearlyamerica #chasingthebutterflyman #armoire #butterflyman #ameriquefrancaise #creole #neworleans #louisiana #inlay #urn #classical #neoclassical #19thcentury #furniture #americanfurniture #brownfurniture #antique #wardrobe #materialculture #decorativearts #wood #cherry #design #decoration #cabinetmaker #mystery #1810s #southern #craftsman #craftsmanship

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Sandals With Pompoms ~ Antique Tauranwari Jutti ~ Sindhi Footwear Of Yesteryear Depending on who you ask, these fabulous sandals are known as Tauranwari jutti, mojari or khussa. They are ladies mules with pompoms. These come from the Sindh region in Pakistan and are circa 1910-1920. Decorated with woolen pompoms, later versions from mid century can be found using synthetic yarn. These ladies slippers are made with hand tooled leather and cotton cording, which stabilizes the leather layers. The remainder of a decorative woolen strip applied between the leather uppers can still be seen in one of the sandals. It is written that the upturned toe section was a protective measure against the sandy environment where the Sindhi lived. The very narrow heel section allowed sand to be easily flicked away while walking. This narrow heel gives way to wider versions by mid-century. These sandals were probably hung on display at some point, as you can see by the pictures. There is a bit of wool missing on one of the pompoms, tho hard to tell. Check out the feet in the old image in today’s story! Taken around 1870. The lovely Hindi girl wears jutti with pompoms. The image cannot be seen on Instagram, but may be viewed in my Etsy store. Speaking of which, I am currently migrating all of my Etsy listings to my own little world at KaLimaNanea.com. All items, when purchased direct.......that means, you email me & request invoice, we agree to transaction, you pay & I ship........will be eligible for 5% to 30% off the listing price of my shop on Etsy. Easy & much more fun ! Quite delightful specimens for the right ethnographic collection ! #ethnicfootwear #vintage #antiquetauranwarijutti #sindhisandals #pakistan #pompom #culture #mojari #khussa #materialculture

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14 hours ago
A look at the details. #textures Theaster Gates. Civil Tapestry--Dirty Yellow, 2012. (Decommissioned fire hose). #TexuresatBasel #ArtBasel #Miami #popuplab #materialculture

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17 hours ago
Freude, Freude .. Freude, Freude, schöner Götterfunken ...

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#AshmoleanAdvent Day 8: A Victorian Kashmir Coat⁠ 🧥⁠ ⁠ Woven from the fleece of a Himalayan mountain goat, Kashmir shawls were famous for their lightness, softness and warmth.⁠ ⁠ The word cashmere is an anglicisation of Kashmir, a region in North India. A luxury product traded from India to Europe, the Kashmir shawl was a fashionable item of clothing in the late 1700s and early 1800s in Europe. When cheaper machine made shawls began to be produced in places such as Paisley in Scotland, native Kashmir shawl production fell into decline. Shawls fell out of use when the bustle silhouette entered fashion at the end of the 1860s. ⁠ ⁠ By the late 1800s, other fashionable articles were devised to make out of shawls such as this late 19th century surcoat formed of Kashmir shawl pieces of the early/mid 19th century.⁠ ⁠ #AshmoleanMuseum #Ashmolean #Museum #Art #Culture #MaterialCulture #History #InstaHistory #InstaMuseum #Ancient #Object #Victorian #Fashion #Kashmir #India #VictorianFashion #Advent #AdventCalendar

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@Handshake_4 Project is on now at @Te_Uru_Gallery featuring ten jewellers from across Aotearoa. The exhibition explores the potential of jewellery in large-scale spaces. This passion project of @Peter_Deckers who is an educator @Te_Auaha_Jewellery, curator, writer, editor, jewellery maker and contemporary artist alongside @HildaGascard nurtures New Zealand jewellers, and creates links with international galleries and exhibitions. Handshake has raised the profile of some of our best and brightest. #Objectspace #TeUru #ring #jewellery #design #craft #architecture #art #NZ #bling #contemporarycraft #jewelry #materiality #materialculture 1: @NekeMoa 2: @SandraSchmidJewellery 3 & 4 @NikHanton

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Sunday serenity for waiting Christmas. #AshmoleanAdvent Day 7: Angel Ruh⁠ ⁠ This illustration of the angel Ruh originally belonged to a manuscript of The Wonders of Creation and the Oddities of Existence; an exploration of the marvels of the universe written by cosmographer and geographer Zakariya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini (1203–1283).⁠ ⁠ The wonders of Creation was widely reproduced across the Islamic world, and consisted of two main parts. The first dealt with the heavenly spheres, discussing angels, constellations planets and calendars. The second was devoted to the earthly realm, describing the elements, minerals, plants and living beings, including humans.⁠ ⁠ This illustration comes from part I of the manuscript. There are a number of angels in Islamic tradition, many of which are associated with specific activities and events. Ruh, which translates literally to spirit, is amongst one of the greatest angels and is said to know the order of the spheres and the elements, and to act on the movement or stillness of things upon God’s command.⁠ ⁠ The style of this illustration of the angel Ruh suggests that it was produced in Western Iran in the late 1500s.⁠ ⁠ #repost @AshmoleanMuseum #Museum #Art #Culture #MaterialCulture #History #InstaHistory #InstaMuseum #Ancient #Object #Archaeology #Antiquities #AncientHistory #Oxford #Angel #Advent #AdventCalendar

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Winter calls for woolly work. We picked up this lovely Icelandic lamb fleece from @kimbervalley_farms, at the Woodstock fibre show a couple of months ago. Icelandic is a heritage breed, and has a double coat of wool: long, coarse "tog", and a soft, downy "thel" undercoat. The old Nordic method is to hand-pull the tog, which gets combed (which is in these photos). It is then spun into a tough, thin worsted yarn, which serves as warp for weaving. Eventually (about a pound, or big bag full, from now) we will get to the thell, which is carded, and will be a lofty woolen yarn. The old way is to spin it the opposite direction from the tog. That way, when woven and fulled (slightly felted), the fibres will interlock and be water- and wind-resistant. Good thing it will be a long winter! . . . #fibre #fiber #wool #fleece# scouring# #weaving #fibrearts #fiberarts #hantverk #materialculture #historicalcostume #history #textiletools #looms #handmade #textilehistory #spindle #handcards #handspun #handspinning #icelandic #vikings #norse #nordic #spinningwheel #woolcombs

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Obsessing over the color palette and all of the incredible details included in these centerpieces by @petitjardinenville #proudtoplan #phillywedding #materialculture #proudtoplanweddings #philadelphiaweddingplanner #weddingplanner #phillyweddings #bohowedding

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Spent the afternoon with the Oracle of Decorative Arts Dale Couch, at the Georgia Museum of Art, opening of Material Georgia. Very important material culture of Georgia. Stop by for a free tour. #antiques. #materialculture. #MCAF #GMOA

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Accidental ROADTRIP!! Discovered my new favorite place to breathe and be inspired this week. @materialcultureinc antiques and auction market. Located in Philly’s historic Atwater Kent Building, Material Culture is 60,000 square feet of unique furnishings and objects from around the world... Just delicious 😋❣️❣️. This city!! Has a discovery factor - that never disappoints!!👍🏽👍🏽💯❤️ (Check out image #3 a handmade paper Lantren!!) . . #ethnicshopping #materialculture #atwaterkent #atwaterkentradio #historicphilly

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Amazing venue for a wedding! So fun... #materialculture #wedding

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प्रकृति Origin of Life

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The combination of word and image guides viewers to think deeply about emotion and worn objects @bardgradcenter #vernissage #ellensampson #dressondisplay @the_afterlives_of_clothes #materialculture #designhistory #fashionstudies

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Each of #ellensampson’s #emotionalobjects is more compelling than the last. The play between realism and abstraction, what we know about the object and what it becomes via the artist’s lens. #vernissage #ellensampson #dressondisplay #fashion @the_afterlives_of_clothes @bardgradcenter #materialculture #designhistory #fashionstudies

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A little test of groups of Delphis and Aegean ware by Poole Pottery for the living room. We moved the Ercol unit across from where it was and definitely needs a new group of pots. As the other half says... I'm good at collecting, not so good at curating 😂 #design #pottery #Poole #60s #70s #PoolePotteryAegean #midcenturymodern #RobertJefferson #GuySydenham #TonyMorris #igerslondon #ig_london #PoolePottery #modernism #materialculture #ceramics #handthrown #JeanMillership#vintage #beautyintheeveryday #abstraction #Delphis #handmade #PoolePotteryDelphis #visualsoflife #chasinglight #lightandshadow #pattern #testing

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Nerd Post Alert. I found this single andiron in a French Quarter patio this spring. I decided to clean it this week and found a rare signature that I couldn’t quite make out. Finally, with some help from @paul.fitch, we were able to figure it out! It is from the Scottish Iron Making Firm of CARRON - in business since the mid 18th Century. I date these right around 1800-1810. I particularly like the sophisticated trophy with quiver and arrows on the waist. #frenchquarter #andirons #archaeology #backyardarchaeology #frenchquarterfinds #archaeology #materialculture #castiron #history #historicpreservation #nola #neworleans #MaisonVitry

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Renee So, Ancient and Modern at the @delawarr. “Pottery and textiles are some of the earliest forms of domestic material culture”; So interrogates the notions of craft and fine art as feminist material research to produce a new body of work (whilst on residency at @westdeancollege ). This exhibition sits within a wider programme for the De La Warr, marking the centenary of the Bauhaus School.

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We them Boyz ✌🏾 #materialculture #boy #weekend

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Greek Terracotta.

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#AshmoleanAdvent Day 7: Angel Ruh⁠ ⁠ This illustration of the angel Ruh originally belonged to a manuscript of The Wonders of Creation and the Oddities of Existence; an exploration of the marvels of the universe written by cosmographer and geographer Zakariya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini (1203–1283).⁠ ⁠ The wonders of Creation was widely reproduced across the Islamic world, and consisted of two main parts. The first dealt with the heavenly spheres, discussing angels, constellations planets and calendars. The second was devoted to the earthly realm, describing the elements, minerals, plants and living beings, including humans.⁠ ⁠ This illustration comes from part I of the manuscript. There are a number of angels in Islamic tradition, many of which are associated with specific activities and events. Ruh, which translates literally to spirit, is amongst one of the greatest angels and is said to know the order of the spheres and the elements, and to act on the movement or stillness of things upon God’s command.⁠ ⁠ The style of this illustration of the angel Ruh suggests that it was produced in Western Iran in the late 1500s.⁠ ⁠ #AshmoleanMuseum #Ashmolean #Museum #Art #Culture #MaterialCulture #History #InstaHistory #InstaMuseum #Ancient #Object #Archaeology #Antiquities #AncientHistory #Oxford #Angel #Advent #AdventCalendar

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Head[case] is a playfully surreal work featuring over 100 ceramic heads. To learn more about the artist @JuliaMMorison and the newly-opened exhibition join us for coffee and croissants this Sunday morning, 10.30am. Julia will be in conversation with Ruth Watson. We have a few tickets still available! You know where to find the link... #Objectspace #craft #art #design #contemporarycraft #materiality #materialculture #JuliaMorison #Headcase #ceramics #pottery Julia Morison, Head[case], installation view. Image: John Collie, courtesy of @ChchArtGallery

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꧁ꦥꦿꦘꦴꦥꦫꦴꦩꦶꦠꦴꦲꦽꦢꦪꦱꦹꦠꦿ꧂ ꦎꦴꦀ ꧋ꦱꦼꦩ꧀ꦧꦃꦧꦼꦏ꧀ꦠꦶꦏꦸꦭꦩꦫꦁꦲꦂꦪꦨꦒꦮꦠꦶꦥꦿꦘꦴꦥꦫꦴꦩꦶꦠꦴ꧉

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Corrosion of the day: these copper-alloy nails and the surrounding steel are corroding, causing what looks like some sort of metallic paint layer to delaminate and flake off. Not quite sure what I’ll do about this yet. 🙃(This is on the back of a Tuareg tamzak, or camel saddle) . . . . #artconservation #conservationrestauration #thisisconservation #archaeology #museumwork #culturalheritage #anthropology #ethnology #artifact #artefact #conservator #crafttraditions #artisanat #materialculture #patrimoine #conservationscience #materialscience

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Tomorrow night, I’m making my first foray into costumed interpretation to help out with the Christmas by Candlelight program!! .. If you want to see the whole nine yards (dress, hair, etc.) I’ll be sharing that on my account tomorrow afternoon. @curatorkat .. #PublicHistory #HistoricDress #HistoricHair #MaterialCulture #CostumedHistorian

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💕Hardbodies💕 〰️32 x 32 inches〰️ I finished this tufted piece a a while ago and have been building and painting the frame for the past few days. It’s not quite done but I couldn’t resist taking a photo since my pants matched my artwork. This is the largest tufted piece I have made to date and it really worked my muscles. I used an @amy.oxford punch needle. And my arm was sore for days and I had to take a lot of brakes. Lol! . The imagery is based on drawings I did while I was in Italy 2 summers ago visiting my heart @rozsdarozsda . It was such a magical trip and is endlessly inspiring. . I’m trying to clean out my studio so I’m posting a bunch of things in my story for sale $200 or less. . We are also having an open studio Saturday Dec. 14th at 2 PM. Me and my studio mate @conniesheastudios will have lots of Stuff for sale and lots of things to look at. I won’t be able to be there but I will have things all set up for guest ;) @respect_your_fellow_ Thanks for these amazing pants Riot! I love them!! . . . . . . . . . #pinkismyfavoritecolor #hardbodies #marblestatue #textileart #fiberart #textilelove #textileartist #lenakolb #contemporarycraft #artoftheday #madeinnola #imadethis #ihavethisthingwithtextiles #materialculture #punchneedle #amyoxfordpunchneedle #punchneedleembroidery

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Raven once had gleaming white feathers, a beautiful song, and smooth claws. ✨ . When a misguided Chieftain stole the sun and plunged the world into chaos all the animals in the Animal Kingdom asked Raven to steal back the sun. . Raven agreed and embarked on a long journey to trick the misguided Chieftain into letting him see the Sun. . Raven transformed into many things and spent many years gaining the Chieftains trust. . One day Raven got close enough and managed to steal back the sun. But as Raven flew back into the Sky the Sun burnt his feathers black, cracked his claws and warped his song. . Swipe to see the transformation ✨⚡️ . Raven Transformation outfit concept designed by me and constructed by @savvaatelier ✨ . Sun artwork by my father @wadebaker5 . Cinematography by @hemstockfilms . Music Score by @beckman398 . Beauty by @tsalasalonspa . @firstpeoplesculturalcouncil @nvrc —————————— #transformation #coastsalish #coastsalishart #raven #ravenlegend #ravenstealsthesun #indigenousrising #indigenousart #indigenousdance #indigenousdancer #indigenouspeople #indigenouspride #indigenousgoddessgang #indigenousfuturism #indigenousfashion #materialculture #transformationthursday #ancestralintelligence

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Congratulations to junior Julia Marchyshyn and senior Ryan Jou, both of whom presented their original research on two objects from Homewood’s collection yesterday. Marchyshyn analyzed a trunk made by Jesse Hunt in Baltimore circa 1826, while Jou researched a razor from Baltimore, attributed to James Wilks Jr., circa 1840-1860. The students are enrolled in the fall course Examing Material Culture Collections, taught by Homewood’s assistant curator Michelle Fitzgerald. . . . . . #homewoodmuseum #universitymuseum #teachingmuseum #historichousemuseum #decorativearts #materialculture #museumstudies #johnshopkinsuniversity #johnshopkins #jhu

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As a family of collectors, this is our House Rule for shopping. #heirloomorconsume #familymotto #quality #use #mindful #meaningful #houserule #materialculture

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Bedsteads and bousillage in the circa 1790 house built by Armand Broussard (1754-1818), once part of a cattle ranch or vacherie on Bayou Teche. Broussard arrived in Louisiana with his family and 200 other refugees from present-day New Brunswick in 1765, ten years after the British began deporting much of the local Acadian population. #broussard #armandbroussard #josephbroussard #beausoleilbroussard #vastearlyamerica #ameriquefrancaise #acadie #acadia #acadiana #granderangement #acadiandeportation #refugee #immigration #ethnicleansing #bayouteche #vermilionville #louisiana #architecture #vernaculararchitecture #house #oldhouse #bousillage #bed #furniture #antique #18thcentury #colonial #colonialamerica #history #materialculture

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Pepsi MAX is bringing the heat 🔥 with @material_lingas and his #MaterialCulture crew at Maponya Mall on Saturday 7 December 2019. STAND A CHANCE TO WIN R1,000,000 by taking the #PepsiMillionBuckSip. 1) BUY any Pepsi MAX, 2) FILM yourself taking a sip and say “This Pepsi MAX tastes like a Million Bucks”, 3) POST the video or photo *to social using #PepsiMillionBuckSip.

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Such a treat to listen to some fascinating papers about portraiture, objects and identity in Tudor and Stuart Britain. @birkbeckuol Looking forward to lively discussion this afternoon @nationalportraitgallery #tudors #StuartBritain #phoenixportrait #Hilliard #miniatures #materialculture #historyofdress #artgarments #fineartofFashion #artseducationmatters #decodingdress #artandfashion #costumehistory #portraiture #christieseducation #passionateexpertise

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Greek Terracotta.

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#AshmoleanAdvent Day 6: An engraving by Eric Ravilious (1903–1942)⁠✨⁠ ⁠ Eric Ravilious trained as a wood engraver and mural painter at the Royal College of Art where he was taught by Paul Nash. He worked initially as a book illustrator and designer but turned increasingly to watercolour during the 1930s. This engraving, showing mountains, stars and gems, is from a large series completed to illustrate the 1933 book Fifty Four Conceits by Martin Armstrong.⁠ ⁠ Ravilious died in 1942 off the coast of Iceland as a war artist. His plane disappeared while on a search and rescue mission. ⁠ ⁠ #AshmoleanMuseum #Ashmolean #Museum #Art #Culture #MaterialCulture #History #InstaHistory #InstaMuseum #Ravilious #EricRavilious #Woodcut #Engraving #Art #Landscape #Sky #Stars #Advent #AdventCalendar

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Thanks to everyone who joined us for our final opening of the year. It started with a private preview and celebration of Eléna Gee, contemporary jewellery-maker. The show Eléna Gee: World/Body/Myth Excerpts from the archive of a jewellery-maker 1981-1999, curated by @Elle_Loui August brought many of the jewellery community out in support. We also opened Head[case] by @JuliaMMorison, and Ena Snuggles by @Mark.Braunias in collaboration with Brenda Ronowicz. Thanks to @Black_Estate, @LibertyBrewingNZ and @Amano_NZ. #Objectspace #craft #design #architecture #materialculture #jewellery #quilt #sculpture

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Happy #RepealDay! #OTD 86 years ago, #Prohibition was lifted. Check out this article from the December 5, 1933 issue of Hartford Courant! Can you imagine not being able to have a glass of wine or an adult drink with your dinner? #NoahWebster couldn't! While Webster is not known for being much of a drinker, nearly everyone from his time period DID drink, and much more than we do today. Some historians believe early Americans drank three times as much as modern Americans, primarily in the form of beer, cider, and whiskey. This cut-glass decanter, in the museum's collection, was owned by Webster and proof that he was not averse to a little brandy, whiskey, or Madeira from time to time. 🥃 #86th #anniversary #endofprohibition #prohibitionera #hartfordcourant #allhistoryislocal #decanter #materialculture #drinkinghistory #historyinaglass #foundingfathers #westhartford #connecticut #weha #ct #wehartford @hartfordcourant

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Volumes from the Norwich City Library founded in 1608, now held as part of the Norfolk Heritage Collection in the Millennium Library, central Norwich #norwich #city #library #libraries #17thcentury #archives #books #bibliophile #history #heritage #norfolk #eastanglia #materialculture #culture

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Trying out some install ideas. Dumpster diving went good this week. #thewaywelivenow #urbanjewellery #contemporaryjewelry #contemporaryjewellery #psychogeography #materialculture #ragpicker

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Last May, I installed an exhibition in the Visitor Center to compliment the new pilot orientation video. Since many people don’t realize that, in addition to being a living history museum, OSV also had a tremendous museum collection, we take every opportunity to give our collection center stage. The exhibition mimics what the lower east wing of the collections building FOREMRLY looked like before we got those beautiful compact shelves. The exhibition even reused some of the old shelving unites… after we added A LOT of paint. The final product was visual rather than educational, so I’m looking forward to my next opportunity to create a topical exhibit and apply my public history coursework. #PublicHistory #MaterialCulture #ThrowBackThursday #CuratorLife

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Often while excavating, archaeologists need to rely on supplies that are available to them. Although objects are stored in archival boxes and papers once in a museum, in the field objects are sometimes stored in creative containers. For example, these cigarette and match boxes were used by Dr. Badè and his team to hold various small objects, such as beads and pendants, that were excavated at Tell en-Nasbeh. Apart from the artifacts that they held, the boxes themselves are imbued with their own history and give us a window into the area of now modern-day Israel and the Palestinian Authority during the late 1920s and 1930s. #archaeology #artifact #excavated #materialculture #objectphotography #finds #BadèMuseum #TellEnNasbeh #archive #fieldwork #archive

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Napoleone alla battaglia delle Piramidi, 21 Luglio 1798. Jean-Antoine Gros 1810. La campagna d’Egitto segnó una svolta per la presenza di una spedizione scientifica a seguito del contingente militare. Il gruppo scientifico era formato da 150 studiosi che spaziarono dalle esplorazioni archeologiche agli studi sulla storia naturale dell'Egitto e su fenomeni chimici e fisici. Uno dei più grandi ritrovamenti fu la stelle di Rosetta che permise la decifrazione del geroglifico da parte di Champollion. #archaeology #archeologia #art #beniculturali30 #arthistory #storia #arte #traveller #ancientworld #ancient #humanculture #artwork #materialculture #archaeologyart #napoleone #egypt #mission #scavo #ancientegypt #artlover #archeo #napoleon

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This bridge is made of wood dating back to the 1700s salvaged from a building in Port Royal, Jamaica. The stories this wood could tell. Pirate wood! #materialculture #piratetown #jamaica #piratesofthecaribbean #caribbeanbanjo #gourdbanjo

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When the Freedom Quilting Bee coop members settled into their new sewing center built by the volunteer labor of the beloved community, the women made it their own. The coop members worked together in an informal, open space and often filled their work days with song and conversation. They prepared lunch and ate together. The women possessed a joy that comes from self-reliance and sanctuary. ​​. . ​​📸 Patricia Goudvis ​​#StudytheBee #AcresofAncestry #BlackAgrarianFund #FreedomQuiltingBee #BlackWomenLeadership #MatriarchalGovernance #BlackHistory #CooperativeEconomics #BuildOurOwnEconomy #SolidarityEconomy #CareforEachOther #Alberta #TextileArts #HeritageQuiltmaking #MaterialCulture #EcoculturalTraditions #BlackFarmers

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From out previous exhibition, Hidden Kaleidoscope, Costumes and textiles from the Art of Heritage collection and other major contemporary inspirations from major collections. #saudistyle #details #archives #fashion #histories #materialculture #museum #textiles #art #culture

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Greek Terracotta.

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A little glimpse of what’s to come, ahead of the opening this Friday 6 December, 6pm at Objectspace. @JuliaMMorison’s Head[case], an artist project commissioned by @ChchArtGallery. #Objectspace #craft #pottery #clay #ceramics #art #NZ #JuliaMorison #Headcase #materialculture #heads

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#AshmoleanAdvent Day 5: Five Gold Rings⁠ ⁠ In 1905, two exceptional hoard of gold and silver vessels, jewellery and coins were discovered by men digging for fertiliser in the ruins of a small temple at Tukh el-Qaramus in the Nile Delta. The hoards were concealed in the remains of a mud-brick room.⁠ ⁠ The small temple at Tukh was probably dedicated to the goddess Isis, and the treasure seems to have been buried in response to some unknown catastrophe in the mid-third century BC.⁠ ⁠ These hooped earrings are richly decorated with wire, beads and animal-heads (bull, wild goat, and ram).⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #AshmoleanMuseum #Ashmolean #Museum #Art #Culture #MaterialCulture #History #InstaHistory #InstaMuseum #Ancient #Object #Archaeology #Antiquities #AncientHistory #Oxford #Advent #AdventCalendar #Rings #FiveGoldRings #Christmas

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The #dollhouse made a special appearance at the Christmas Reception for The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York. The Dames have supported Van Cortlandt House, operating it as a public museum since 1897. Members of the Society have generously donated to the project and we're excited to see how close we are to the finish line. Although lighted Christmas trees didn't exist in the 18th century, we couldn't resist adding one for this evening's event since tonight was also the night for lighting the tree at Rockefeller Center. . . . #christmastree #dollhouse #materialculture #miniatures #obeytheminiature #miniatureoftheday #minimadness #vchmnyc

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New York’s @i_D magazine named him one of the top 40 designers in the world. Join NZ furniture designer HUMPHREY IKIN in conversation with @wallacechapman tonight (Thurs) @aucklandartgallery. Ikin has been at the forefront of NZ design since the early 1980s, creating furniture that brings together South Pacific motifs and splendour with the functionalism of European Modernism. Tickets to the talk include late-night entry to the exhibition, Denmark Design. See ArtNow.NZ/EVENTS for details and to book (tickets $25). The event is the last in @objectspace 's 'Single Object' talk series. Image: Humphrey Ikin, Chair. Photograph by Roy Emerson, courtesy of Humphrey Ikin.

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Being a matriarchal coop, the Freedom Quilting Bee opened the Freedom Quilting Bee Day Care Center in mid-1970 to care for the coop members’ children while the members worked at the sewing center. The Day Care Center also served numerous families in the surrounding area. In this photograph, Ms. Mary Robinson and her class smile for the camera. In Nancy Callahan’s book, The Freedom Quilting Bee, Ms. Robinson beamed, “we can keep them until they get ready to go to school. Some of them go to kindergarten but most of them stay here until graduation. We’re not pinning flowers on ourselves but everybody says that they are really ready when they get there.” ​​. . ​​Source: Nancy Callahan, Freedom Quilting Bee 📸 Patricia Goudvis #StudytheBee #AcresofAncestry #BlackAgrarianFund #FreedomQuiltingBee #BlackWomenLeadership #MatriarchalGovernance #BlackHistory #CooperativeEconomics #BuildOurOwnEconomy #SolidarityEconomy #CareforEachOther #Alberta #TextileArts #HeritageQuiltmaking #MaterialCulture #EcoculturalTraditions #BlackFarmers

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On March 26, 1966, sixty Black women agrarian-artisans from villages throughout the Alabama Black Belt including Alberta, Gee’s Bend, Possum Bend, Polk Junction, and Selma gathered at Antioch Baptist Church to form the Freedom Quilting Bee, a quilting cooperative birthed out of the Civil Rights Movement. With a collective determination to build an alternative economy rooted in the values and imaginations of the community, the Freedom Quilting Bee became the largest community-owned enterprise in Alberta and the surrounding area. During the bread-and-butter years, supported by the coop’s decade-long contract with Sears to make corduroy pillow shams, the Freedom Quilting Bee had over 150 members. According to the documentary, With Fingers of Love Freedom Quilting Bee, the Freedom Quilting Bee had gross sales of $6,000 in 1966; $22,000 in 1968; and projected sales of $100,000 in 1969. With the surplus generated from sales to individuals, department stores, and interior design firms, coop members were able to supplement their tenant farming incomes; purchase washing machines and refrigerators for their homes; and care for their families. Nettie Young, a founding member of the Freedom Quilting Bee, shared this sage wisdom, “It wasn’t sweet all the time. Just a strong feeling that you could do. You could make a difference. You could make things work. If you got that kind of mind, you will make things work.” ​​. . ​​Source: With Fingers of Love Freedom Quilting Bee, Short Documentary Film ​​📸 Patricia Goudvis ​​#StudytheBee #AcresofAncestry #BlackAgrarianFund #FreedomQuiltingBee #BlackWomenLeadership #MatriarchalGovernance #BlackHistory #CooperativeEconomics #BuildOurOwnEconomy #SolidarityEconomy #CareforEachOther #Alberta #TextileArts #HeritageQuiltmaking #MaterialCulture #EcoculturalTraditions #BlackFarmers

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