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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Zwanbien

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Zulu Man, Woman, and Boy

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Zulu Man, Woman, and Boy, 1949. The woman is standing up against the homestead. The man is standing with a shield and spears. There is a boy squatting to the right of the man. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1949.

During a visit to Natal in 1949, Constance Stuart photographed among the Zulu. The Zulu are one of the most photographed peoples in Southern Africa. In some settlements, the inhabitants performed for the photographers.

There is one 8x10 black and white fiber-based print of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA also produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.

The cataloging of the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection was supported by a grant from The Smithsonian Women's Committee.

Yo-Yo Hexagon

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Wupamo (Long Billed) kachina

National Museum of the American Indian

Wupa-ala kachina

National Museum of the American Indian

Wrapper

National Museum of African Art
Single panel textile, white in color and with fringe at either end, woven of spun mulberry silk. The texture of the wrapper is a bit rough, due to the particular way in which the silk fibers were prepared.

Wrapper

National Museum of African Art
Four panel textile, white in color and with fringe at either end, woven of reeled mulberry silk. Three of the panels are roughly of equal length and width. A fourth is slightly shorter and, when joined, results in an uneven fringed edge at one end.

Wrapper

National Museum of African Art
Women's weave wrapper of black cotton with synthetic fiber supplementary weft float in yellow, white, blue-green, red-orange colors in striped, chevron and checkerboard patterns.

Wrapper

National Museum of African Art
Wrapper composed of thirteen strips of machine stitched, iridescent magenta-gold synthetic fiber with geometric and figural designs (elephant, house, knife, star, stool, sword).

Wrapper

National Museum of African Art
Cotton cloth with indigo dyed pattern of six rows of three squares, tied and sewn.

Wrapper

National Museum of African Art
Cotton cloth with tied and sewn indigo resist dyed pattern of stitched blocks.

Woven Tray

Smithsonian American Art Museum

World War I Army Hat

Anacostia Community Museum

Working with Ixtle

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A woman in the foreground, left, working the fibers of the maguey plant over a frame. Spindle at left. A shelter in the background, right, with a woman and child seated in the doorway.

Woman's skirt

National Museum of African Art
Raffia rectangular panel textile composed of nine parts: five central panels with damask-woven lozenge pattern and two narrow borders decorated with black lozenge patterned embroidery.

Woman's necklace

National Museum of African Art
Four panel necklace with double seed attachments on a white background with geometric designs.

Woman's neck ring

National Museum of African Art
Three fiber neck rings wrapped with strands of white glass beads.

Woman's headband

National Museum of African Art
Headband composed of two long beaded strips with multi-colored geometric motifs on a white background with a band of black and white beads.

Woman's hat

National Museum of the American Indian

Woman's hat

National Museum of the American Indian

Woman's ensemble

National Museum of African Art
Benin-style women's "George" top and skirt; black with silver supplemental yarn design. The pattern is called "Lady Liberty."

Woman's dress and accessories

National Museum of the American Indian

Woman's basket hat

National Museum of the American Indian
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