Healing Scroll | Tigrinya peoples | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

In Ethiopia customized protective scrolls that interweave sacred imagery with textual prayers have been prescribed by traditional healers for over two thousand years. These were carried on the person of the individual to whom they were specifically dedicated to shield them from harm.Often the customized content of a scroll is…

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16 Questions about One Photo with Taiwo Aina: The Women and Culture of the Osun Osogbo Festival | Flickr Blog

Taiwo Aina is a visual storyteller and filmmaker who specializes in documentary stories and creative portraiture. She is based in Abuja, Nigeria. She currently creates works around daily experiences in human life and the societal issues that affect them, women, agriculture, and entrepreneurship. Taiwo is interested in capturing beautiful moments….

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The evolving image of the European in African art from antiquity until the 19th century: from Roman captives in Kush, to Portuguese traders in Benin, to Belgian colonialists in Congo. | Isaac Samuel

While studies of “otherness” have been recently popularized across various fields, they often focus on the images of foreign individuals or groups made by artists living in the western world (such as the depictions of people of African descent made by artists of European descent living in places where the…

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