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National Museum of African Art

presents images from more than 30 exhibitions -- embroideries, textiles, pottery, jewelry, sculptures, palace doors, chairs, headrests, pipes, cups, drinking horns, bowls, drums, photos, currency, icons, and a range of paintings, including contemporary works. (Smithsonian Institution)

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Interesting Fact:

Kente is made by the Asante and Ewe peoples and is the best known of all African textiles. Kente comes from the word kenten, which means "basket." The Asante peoples also refer to kente as nwentoma or "woven cloth."
'The Muse 3,' Garth Erasmus (b. 1956), Eastern Cape, South Africa.  1995, Acrylic on paper.

The Muse 3

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