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Masons of Djenné --Changing Times

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Masons of Djenné - City of Mud

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Masons of Djenné -Trading Secrets

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Masons of Djenné --Travels and Troubles

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Weight, Mali, 1968

Physical Description:
metal, brass (overall material)
gold/brown (overall color)
cast, incised (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 4.7 cm x 3.2 cm x 1.67 cm; 1 27/32 in x 1 1/4 in x 21/32 in
Object Name:
Weight
alternative currency
Weight, Two Cone-Like Forms
Object Type:
weight
Other Terms:
Weight; Weight, Two Cone-Like Forms; Africa; Numismatic; Mali, Bamako
Place used:
Mali
Associated place:
Mali
Date made:
1968
Credit Line:
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Hebert
ID Number:
NU.73.90.06
Catalog number:
73.90.06
Accession number:
312058
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-21ff-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_910006
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Weight, Mali, 1968

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
gold/brown (overall color)
cast, incised (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 4.9 cm x 2.9 cm x 1.38 cm; 1 15/16 in x 1 5/32 in x 17/32 in
Object Name:
Weight
alternative currency
Weight, Two Cone-Like Form
Object Type:
weight
Other Terms:
Weight; Weight, Two Cone-Like Form; Africa; Numismatic; Mali, Bamako, 1968
Place used:
Mali
Associated place:
Mali
Date made:
1968
Credit Line:
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Hebert
ID Number:
NU.73.90.07
Catalog number:
73.90.07
Accession number:
312058
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-3368-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_910007
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Crest mask

Object Name:
chi wara kun
Maker:
Bamana artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, metal, cotton fiber
Dimensions:
H x W: 54 x 59.1 cm (21 1/4 x 23 1/4 in.)
Type:
Mask
Geography:
Bamako area, Mali
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Agricultural  Search this
pangolin  Search this
antelope  Search this
aardvark  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Ernst Anspach and museum purchase
Object number:
91-8-1.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7077bb1ce-c36f-4e38-a874-adfd4ebba042
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_91-8-1.1

Tunic

Maker:
Fulbe artist  Search this
Medium:
Cotton, wool, natural dye, synthetic dye
Dimensions:
H x W: 139 x 82cm (54 3/4 x 32 5/16in.)
Type:
Textile and Fiber Arts
Geography:
Mopti, Mali
Date:
Mid-late 20th century
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
Male use  Search this
Credit Line:
National Museum of African Art, National Museum of Natural History, purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, 1983-85, EJ10159
Object number:
EJ10159
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys75c13c1a3-5a6f-40e2-9f2a-2f279f44d6e6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_EJ10159

Bracelet

Object Name:
Maker:
Senufo artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3.6 x 10.9 x 9.7 cm (1 7/16 x 4 5/16 x 3 13/16 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Sikasso region, Mali
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Divination  Search this
Status  Search this
Male use  Search this
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Jerome Vogel
Object number:
2002-23-3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7609a24ed-9f63-4ef6-8dd8-f8e5ddff2385
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2002-23-3

Anklet

Maker:
Tuareg artist  Search this
Medium:
Silver alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5.2 x 11 x 9.1 cm (2 1/16 x 4 5/16 x 3 9/16 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Macina region, Mali
Date:
Mid-late 20th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Jerome Vogel
Object number:
2002-23-5
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7cc9a45da-68c7-4a3d-b378-e5ab32788a4c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2002-23-5

Anklet

Maker:
Tuareg artist  Search this
Medium:
Silver alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4.8 x 11 x 9.4 cm (1 7/8 x 4 5/16 x 3 11/16 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Macina region, Mali
Date:
Mid-late 20th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Jerome Vogel
Object number:
2002-23-6
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys75ccedfd5-7ab7-498e-a250-57f7e4d08e8b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2002-23-6

Head

Object Name:
sama kun
Maker:
Bamana artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 135.4 x 20 x 37 cm (53 5/16 x 7 7/8 x 14 9/16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Mali
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
elephant  Search this
Initiation  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-253
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys794d7692e-bd2c-4a20-ba32-5afac97a0360
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-253

Male figure

Maker:
Kulango artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, cowrie shells, plant fiber, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 36.8 × 8.6 × 6.7 cm (14 1/2 × 3 3/8 × 2 5/8 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Shrine/Altar  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
2016-14-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys77279ddba-2e2c-4d43-ae1b-b36aaf3d897d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2016-14-1

Female figure

Maker:
Kulango artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, glass beads, plant fiber, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 36.3 × 9.1 × 6.8 cm (14 5/16 × 3 9/16 × 2 11/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Shrine/Altar  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
2016-14-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7786fc0da-9084-402f-9fb7-dba6164e7657
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2016-14-2

Commemorative textile with portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama

Manufactured by:
Batex-CI, Malian, founded 2005  Search this
Subject of:
President Barack Obama, American, born 1961  Search this
First Lady Michelle Obama, American, born 1964  Search this
Medium:
cotton
Dimensions:
H x W: 45 1/2 × 77 15/16 in. (115.5 × 198 cm)
Horizontal Repeat: 25 in. (63.5 cm)
Type:
textiles
portraits
Place made:
Bamako, District de Bamako, Mali, West Africa, Africa
Date:
2008
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:
2017.16.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification:
Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd599d4bf46-bee6-40e9-8b06-deb7cf8c57a0
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.16.4

National Museum of African Art Presents Vernon Reid and Artificial Afrika

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2011-09-27T21:06:02.000Z
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Music  Search this
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Marli Shamir collection

Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
33 Negatives (photographic) (color, 35mm)
1790 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 120mm)
1,519 Color slides (35mm)
Culture:
San (African people)  Search this
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Fulani  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Color slides
Photographic print
Place:
Djenné (Mali)
Mali
Ivory Coast
Burkina Faso
Timbuktu (Mali)
Mali, -- Bamako
Niger
Mopti (Mali)
Israel
Date:
1966-1976
Summary:
Collection dates from 1966 to 1976 and includes 1,817 black and white negatives, 1,519 35mm color slides, several hundred prints, and manuscript materials. Locations include Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Israel, Mali, and Niger and depict agriculture, architecture, especially mosques, landscapes, marketplaces, masquerade and musical performances, sculptures, and textiles. Peoples depicted include the Bambara, Bella, Bozo, Dogon, Fulani, Gao, Mandingo, San, Songhai, and Tuarag peoples.
Scope and Contents:
This collection dates from 1966 to 1976 and includes 1,817 black and white negatives, 1,519 35mm color slides, several hundred prints, and manuscript materials. Images were taken in Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Israel, Mali, and Niger and depict agriculture, architecture, especially mosques, landscapes, marketplaces, masquerade and musical performances, sculptures, textiles. Peoples depicted include the Bambara, Bella, Bozo, Dogon, Fulani, Gao, Mandingo, San, Songhai, and Tuarag peoples.
Arrangement:
Arranged in four series, according to format.

Series 1: Negatives

Series 2: Slides

Series 3: Photographic Prints

Series 4: Manuscript Materials
Biographical / Historical:
Marli Shamir (1919-2016) was an Israeli photographer known for her extensive work in Mali, the Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso from 1966-1973. Born and raised in Berlin, Shamir started studying photography during her teenage years and took photography classes at the Contempora Lehrateliers für neue Werkkunst (1934-1937).

In 1938, she was forced to immigrate to Israel where she initially lived in a kibbutz. From 1941-1943, she worked at the mineralogy department of the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, and then opened her own studio in Jerusalem in 1945. In 1953, she married Meir Shamir, a former Israeli Diplomat-Ambassador, and from 1966-1973 she lived successively in Mali, Gabon and Cote d'Ivoire. She held a particular fascination with architecture, monuments, mosques, arts and habitants.

During her stay in Mali, she met Pascal James Imperato with whom she wrote the article "Bokolanfini Mud Cloth of the Bamana of Mali" (African Arts, 1970). In 1976, she produced the exhibition Sahel at the Israeli museum in Jerusalem, which focused on the rural and urban architecture and people of the Sahel. The exhibition toured in Europe later that year. From 1977-1981, she lived in Strasbourg, where she focused on documenting the new style of architecture in Mali. Her work on this project is stored at the Center of Documentation in Strasbourg.

In 2005, a book devoted to her photographs from Mali was published by the Grandvaux French Edition House. The National Poet of Mali, Albakaye Ousmane Kounta, collaborated with Shamir on a book of poetry, Djenney-Ferey –La terre habitee (published by Grandaux, 2007), which is illustrated with Shamir's photographs. Shamir passed away in 2016 at the age of 93.
Related Materials:
The Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives also holds another collection of Shamir's photographs, EEPA 1995-025.
Provenance:
Purchased, 2013
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Slides (Photography)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic print
Citation:
Marli Shamir collection, EEPA 2013-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-009
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2013-009
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View of Bamako and the Niger River, as seen from an airplane, Bamako, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1966-1973
General:
Original slide number: 126
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Marli Shamir collection, EEPA 2013-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-009, Item EEPA 2013-009-2064
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Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Bamako / 1966-1973
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4204

View of Bamako and the Niger River, as seen from an airplane, Bamako, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1966-1973
General:
Original slide number: 127
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Marli Shamir collection, EEPA 2013-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-009, Item EEPA 2013-009-2065
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Bamako / 1966-1973
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4205

View of Bamako, as seem from an airplane, Bamako, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1966-1973
General:
Original slide number: 128
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Marli Shamir collection, EEPA 2013-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-009, Item EEPA 2013-009-2066
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Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Bamako / 1966-1973
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4206

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