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The Janina Rubinowitz Collection of Maroon Arts

Creator:
Rubinowitz, Janina
Type:
Collection description
Containers
Cooking--Equipment and supplies
Doors
Garden tools
Jewelry
Lanterns
Laundry--Equipment and supplies
Painting
Portraits
Sculpture
Soap
Textile crafts
Toys
Wood-carving
Woodwork
Place:
Paramaribo (Suriname)
South America
Suriname
Tapanahoni River (Suriname)
Description:
Janina Rubinowitz began collecting objects of the Maroon culture after her first trip to the interior of Suriname in the late 1960s. She traveled by airplane and canoe for three days to eventually land on the banks of Diitabiki, a village she would travel back to at least 50 more times over the course of the next 40 years. Rubinowitz considers the Suriname Maroons to be an extension of her being and has developed a humanitarian aid corporation to provide medical supplies and equipment to the elderly members of the Maroon community. Her collection consists of items she has purchased or received as gifts from the villagers during her numerous visits to Diitabiki. As an artist and art educator, Rubinowitz also captures her experiences along the Tapanahony River on canvas and film.
Da Mi Deh (Ba Kite) is of the Ndjuka tribe that dwells in the interior of Suriname. He is a craftsman of many items collected by Maroon culture scholar Janina Rubinowitz including a set of engraved silver spoons, a wooden paddle, and a rice stirrer.
Other artisans include Ba Baja Gazon, Ma Beda, Da Nene Landvelt of Cottea, and Ba Bonno Velanti, who is also a shaman of the Ndjuka Maroons.
Topic:
African diaspora
Artisans
Artists
Arts, Maroon
Communities
Folklore
Fugitive slaves
Maroons
Ndjuka people
Obeah (Cult)
Philanthropists
Rites and ceremonies
Scholars
Social life and customs
Surinamese
Wayana Indians
Cite As:
Permanent Collection, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
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Anacostia Community Museum

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