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Created by:
Winifred Mason Chenet, American, 1912 - 1993  Search this
Medium:
silver with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2 1/16 × 11/16 × 11/16 in. (5.2 × 1.8 × 1.8 cm)
Type:
jewelry
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Cultural Place:
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
1948-1993
Description:
A silver-plate earrings designed by Winifred Mason Chenet. Clip on earrings with an adjustable screw back. Metal forms a hoop from the front of the earring to the back. The pendants hang from the metal hoop. The pendant design symbolizes a Haitian drum. The top of the pendant represents the skin used on the top of a drum that is tied to the wooden body with a rope. Underneath the rope design, the drum skin is gathered and folded over itself. On the body of the drum is an upraised circular design. The bottom of the drum is represented by two stacked circles on top of each other to show how the drum narrows at the bottom to a ridged column. The back of the pendants are blank.
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Art  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Design  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Folklife  Search this
Music  Search this
Ornamentation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2018.4.2.2ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Adornment
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57931be1c-b536-4ea9-98f9-7e1eb2d44115
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.4.2.2ab