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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

Blanket

Object Name:
kaasa
Maker:
Fulbe artist  Search this
Medium:
Wool
Dimensions:
H x W: 132.1 x 236.9 cm (52 x 93 1/4 in.)
Type:
Textile and Fiber Arts
Geography:
Mopti, Mali
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Household  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Harold Rome
Object number:
80-21-18
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/ys7445dbfc0-1d11-4237-8d90-39e26de36058
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_80-21-18

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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Marli Shamir collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2013-009
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People walking in front of the Grand Mosque of Mopti, Mopti, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1970
General:
Original slide number: 5
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 2013-009-2332
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Mopti
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4485

A ceramic jar from Mopti, Mopti, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1971
General:
Original slide number: 1344
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 2013-009-2381
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Mopti
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4534

A man embroidering a piece of cloth, Mopti, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1971
General:
Original slide number: 1367
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 2013-009-2402
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Mopti
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4555

Embroidery details of a Peul (Fula) blanket hung in a courtyard, Mopti, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1967
General:
Original slide number: 1375
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.
Topic:
Fula (African people)  Search this
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 2013-009-2410
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Mopti
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4563

View of Mopti dam, as seen from an airplane, Mopti, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1969
General:
Original slide number: 368
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 2013-009-2694
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Mopti
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4847

View of Mopti, as seen from an airplane, Mopti, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1969
General:
Original slide number: 369
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 2013-009-2695
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Mopti
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4848

Pirogue boats at the port opposite of the Grand Mosque and a dam, Mopti, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1969
General:
Original slide number: 370
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 2013-009-2696
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Mopti
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4849

Pirogue boats at the port opposite of the Grand Mosque and a dam, Mopti, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1969
General:
Original slide number: 371
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 2013-009-2697
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Mopti
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4850

People walking in front of the Grand Mosque of Mopti, Mopti, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1970
General:
Original slide number: 372
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 2013-009-2698
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Mopti
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4851

The Grand Mosque of Mopti, Mopti, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1971
General:
Original slide number: 373
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 2013-009-2699
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Mopti
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4852

The roof of the Grand Mosque of Mopti, Mopti, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1971
General:
Original slide number: 374
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 2013-009-2700
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Mopti
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4853

View of Mopti from the roof of the Grand Mosque, Mopti, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1971
General:
Original slide number: 378
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 2013-009-2701
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Mopti
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4854

View of Mopti and the Bani River from the roof of the Grand Mosque, Mopti, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1971
General:
Original slide number: 379
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 2013-009-2702
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Mopti
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4855

View of Mopti from the roof of the Grand Mosque, Mopti, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1971
General:
Original slide number: 380
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 2013-009-2703
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Mopti
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4856

View of Mopti from the roof of the Grand Mosque, Mopti, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1971
General:
Original slide number: 381
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 2013-009-2704
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Mopti
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4857

View of Mopti from the roof of the Grand Mosque, Mopti, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1971
General:
Original slide number: 382
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 2013-009-2705
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Mopti
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4858

Women standing in a courtyard near the Grand Mosque of Mopti, Mopti, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1971
General:
Original slide number: 383
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 2013-009-2706
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Mopti
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4859

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