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June 11, 2008 – December 28, 2008
Museum: African Art Museum
Location: Sublevel 2
Textiles are powerful communicators of status, gender, and accomplishments in Africa. Featured in this exhibition are never before or rarely seen African costumes and textiles -- from ensembles to wrappers to wall hangings to chain mail and accessories and hats -- drawn from the National Museum of African Art's collection.