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Mrs. Olga de Alaketu's Oya Garment Mrs. Olga de Alaketu's Oya Garment

Olga de Alaketu

Afro Brasil Museum

Afro Brasil Museum

This image gallery features a small sample of Museu Afro Brazil collection on digital version. Documents, clothing and masterpieces were selected in a very diverse set of about 6,000 art works and objects. This collection comprehends several aspects of the African and Afro-Brazilian cultural universes, approaching themes such as religion, work, art, slavery, among others, while recording the historical trajectory and African influences in the construction of Brazilian society. This large collection includes paintings, sculptures, engravings, photographs, documents and ethnological pieces by Brazilian and foreign authors, produced between the 18th century and contemporary times. Founded in 2004 from the initiative of its curator, Emanoel Araujo, the museum quickly became a reference for national and international research focusing on historical, artistic and anthropological contents on Brazilian art and culture, especially in its African- Brazilian dimension. However, there are still many challenges in gathering complete information and references for all masterpieces that are part of this collection. Challenges which takes into account from how these objects have been historically understood, to their respective singularities. In addition to these issues, there's also the fact this collection is a recent construction. Therefore, some images in this gallery do not contain complete information or are lacking of more detailed verifications. It reflects the importance of more detailed researches and invetigations on these themes, pillars of Brazilian culture.

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  • Title: Mrs. Olga de Alaketu's Oya Garment Mrs. Olga de Alaketu's Oya Garment
  • Creator: Olga de Alaketu, Olga de Alaketu
  • Physical Dimensions: 158 x 94,5 x 55 cm, 158 x 94,5 x 55 cm
  • Medium: Embroidered Fabric, Embroidered Fabric

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