"The Art of West African Strip-Woven Cloth" video and slides
1 Video recording ((12:25 min.) (VHS) , sound, color)
Photographs taken by Gavin Ashworth during the summer of 1987 in several villages in Mali and Cote d'Ivoire. The images detail all phases of strip weaving, from the spinning of yarn to the assemblage of the individual strips into large pieces. The still photographs were used in the video which was entitled, Patterns of Life: West-African Strip Weaving Traditions, produced by Caribiner, Inc. for the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1987. Text accompanying videos for sale reads, "In many areas of West Africa, fabric is woven in long narrow strips. The strips are cut to length and then sewn together to make rectangular cloths with striking geometric patterns. These beautiful cloths are worn as wrappers, shawls, and robes. Originally a slide presentation for an exhibition, the Art of West African Strip-Woven Cloth explores the creative activities of the various artisans involved in textile production: spinners, dyers, weavers, and sewers."
Roy Sieber photographs
Photographs taken by Roy Sieber. Images of African textile and the dyeing and weaving processes. Objects depicted include Asante Kente cloth, Hausa embroidered pants, Jukun tie-dye waist cloth, a Kuba hat, Yoruba indigo dye and a Zulu cloak, as well as akwete cloth from Nigeria, an appliqué dress from Cameroon, an appliqué robe from Ghana, cloth from Dahomey (now Benin) and dye pots from Ede. People portrayed include a Dogon dancer, Kajiado warriors with spears and shields, a weaver making cloth, and women dyeing cloth with indigo.
Marilyn Heldman photographs
This collection is comprised of 179 slides taken by Marilyn Heldman in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Eritrea, and Cameroon. Subjects include architecture, art objects, marketplaces, pottery, reliefs and cultures including the Anuak, Dorze, Falasha, Fulani, Gurage, Tigre, Falasha .
Uganda Photographic Album
Album is comprised of photographs taken in and around Patiko, a settlement of the Acholi peoples (also known as Gan) in Uganda, and among the Teso peoples of Uganda. The images depict architectural features, general appearance of both Acholi and Teso, and in some instances activities and rituals. Photographer unknown.
Aylette Jenness Collection
46 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 120. mm)
72 Contact sheets (black and white)
The collection includes photographs taken by Aylette Jenness in northern Nigeria between 1967 and 1969. They document daily life in a remote part of Yauri Emerite, focusing on the townspeople of Yelwa and those in its environs.
Ethiopia Photograph Album
This collection includes one photographic album containing 269 silver gelatin black and white prints (12 x 16 cm.) and dates from 1936-1941. The photographs were taken in northern Ethiopia, and possibly Somalia. The images highlight peoples including the Danakil and Afar, dress, adornments, coiffures, churches, and historical residence, among other subjects.
George Rohrmann Collection
626 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35mm)
The collection depicts the everyday life and architecture of Basotho, Hausa, Makonde, Matabele, Pedi, Swazi, and Xhosa peoples in Nigeria, Southern Africa, and Tanzania.
Roy Sieber Photographs
845 Slides (photographs) (dupe slides, color)
1068 Negatives (photographic) (+ field notes & contact prints , black & white, 35 mm.)
1,054 Photographic prints (black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
Frederick John Lamp Collection
7,607 Negatives (color, 35 mm )
11,188 Digital images
60 Film cassettes (2 minutes long, 28 hours total, 8 mm cassettes)
14 Videocassettes (Super-8 video cassettes, 28 hours total)
6 Digital files (Digital videos, 1 hr 20 minutes each, 4 hours total )
97 Cassette tapes (Audiotapes, 147 hours total)
1,785 Pages (Field notes created in the Caribbean, Côte d'Ivore, Egypt, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, that depict African art and the Baga, Fulbe, Nalu, Temne and Mende peoples, among other subjects, and dates from 1967 to 2019., Field notes)