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Commemorative textile in red with Obama campaign slogan Yes We Can

Catalog Data

Manufactured by:
Woodin, Ghanian, founded 1985  Search this
Subject of:
President Barack Obama, American, born 1961  Search this
Medium:
cotton
Dimensions:
H x W: 47 5/8 × 71 5/8 in. (121 × 182 cm)
Vertical Repeat: 24 in. (61 cm)
Horizontal Repeat: 24 13/16 in. (63 cm)
Type:
textiles
Place made:
Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana, West Africa, Africa
Date:
2008
Description:
Length of commemorative printed textile by Woodin in red featuring Barack Obama campaign slogan "Yes We Can." The fabric has a background printed design of small red triangles arranged with their points away from each other, creating diamond with a white horizontal strip in the middle and white diamond shapes around the red triangles. The white diamonds have a bright blue dot printed at the center. A red silhouette of the continent of Africa is printed repeatedly in a scattered design over the background. The silhouettes contain three (3) different motifs in white text, arranged to alternate on the silhouettes placed on the fabric. One motif is the stylized "W" logo of the printer, Woodin, done in white in the left corner over West Africa. The second motif has a large white dot with the word "GHANA" to the right of the dot, placed along the West African coast corresponding to the geographic location of the country of Ghana. The third motif has the words of the Obama campaign slogan "yes / WE / CAN" printed across the continent. Manufacturer's information is printed along the bottom selvedge in repetition that reads "Noir et Blanc de woodin GHANA".
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Design  Search this
Identity  Search this
Politics  Search this
Textile design  Search this
U.S. History, 2001-  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Catherine E. McKinley
Object number:
2017.16.9
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b0d39df8-4dcd-45f6-95f0-331d61d84e31
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.16.9