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Designed by:
Hadiya Williams, American, born 1978  Search this
Subject of:
Shantrelle P. Lewis, American, born 1978  Search this
Tony Oluwatoyin Lawson, born 1978  Search this
Medium:
tissue paper with wax and string
Dimensions:
L x W: 9 1/8 × 3 3/4 in. (23.1 × 9.6 cm)
Type:
envelopes
Place made:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Cultural Place:
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Nigeria, West Africa, Africa
Africa
Date:
2016
Description:
Gold tissue paper sleeve containing wedding invitation [2018.30.1e] designed by Hadiya Williams for the wedding of Shantrelle Lewis and Oluwatoyin Lawson. The gold sleeve opens at the top and has a semi-circle cut out at the center. The front of the sleeve has a gold wax stamp with a lion insignia. The lion is in silhouette standing on its hind legs, one leg rests on a crescent moon while his arms hold a sun with radiating rays. The wax stamp connects the black string that wraps around the object twice to the sleeve. The string is tied together on the back side.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Communities  Search this
Design  Search this
Families  Search this
Film  Search this
Graphic design  Search this
Identity  Search this
Marriage customs and rites  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Hadiya Williams
Object number:
2018.30.1g
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2016 Hadiya Williams
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50aeaffff-83e4-4212-8e91-87a5e2bd4526
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.30.1g