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"A Wa Ka" (Everyone Come Together) quilt, made by Dorothy Montgomery

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Artist:
Dorothy Montgomery
Medium:
cloth
Type:
quilt
Description:
"A Wa Ka" (Everyone Come Together), a hand-stitched and handpainted quilt, depicts two women who both learned and kept a West African song in the Mende language about coming together at funeral time. Mary Moran, daughter of Amelia Dawley of Harris Neck, Georgia, and Baindu Jabati, a Mende woman of Sierra Leone, sang the funeral song in Sierra Leone, Africa during a 1997 celebration.
Accession Number:
2014.0009.0001
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