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Cap

Mpu were worn by powerful men and acted as a visible symbol of authority. They were hand-woven by men using raffia or pineapple fibre, and would have been produced in...

Drum

Donated to the Museum in 1866 by Dartmouth shipbuilder Richard Redway. Redway’s brother Thomas had a fleet of trading ships that sailed to Africa. Although it states on the drum...

Spoon

In addition to the demand for Africa’s natural resources, Europeans were keen to acquire curios. To meet the demands of new markets, carvers turned their skills to making craft items,...

Floral medallion

The reverse side of a dress bodice is decorated with floral medallions like this example. These medallions were made to represent the sun, and they offered the wearer protection from...

Amate

This sheet of paper is called barkcloth, or amate in the Nahua language of Mexico. Origin myths, stories about lineage, military conquests, religious beliefs, trade and commerce have been communicated...

Dance mask

This is worn for the “Dance of the Conquest” which marks the death of Tecún Umán, the last K’iche’ Maya hero who resisted the Spanish and who died in battle...

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