African

Gold Earrings

Artist: Unknown

Culture/People: Fulani

Place: Southern Mali

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Dims: Various

Date: Date made or time period

Description: As a Native American I know the majority of the cultural values within the U.S. The staff at the Coe introduced my fellow peers and I to the African collection and this was very exciting, yet curious. They had similar things to us Natives in the U.S and I wanted to see what we had in common. The item I decided to pick was the Gold Fulani earrings. I decided to pick these because all the Pueblos in New Mexico have a unique way of making earrings. The African style was so amazing because they were made out of pure gold, which was so beautiful to see.
—Dynette Chavez (Jicarilla Apache) [The Mirror Effect: Reflections upon our Realities, Hands-On Curatorial Program exhibition May-July 2017]

RTC No: AF0084
Gift of Ralph T. Coe, 2011

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Gold Earrings from Southern Mali

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