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Howard University (Washington, DC 20059-0001)
Barbara Nordquist (Project Director: March 1974 to present)

The Textile and dress of the Peoples of West Africa

To prepare an exhibition indentifying and demonstrting West African clothing. the exhibition will present a variety of textitles, costumes and methods of adornment as well as textile manufacturing processes, and a display of hair and body beautification techniques. The relationship between clothing and life-styles, inter-relationship between clothing and religion, government, natural resources and family organization-kinship ties will be explained through use of didactic materials including a sound track, pamphlet and other explanatory material.

Project fields:
Arts, Other

Museums and Historical Organizations, Humanities Projects in

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$45,000 (approved)
$45,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1974 – 3/31/1975