Appliqued Textiles of the Dahomey Kingdom

April 15, 1980 – December 14, 1980

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

3rd Floor, 318 A St., NE Floor Plan

On view are 18 colorful textile hangings, traditional symbols of power in the royal courts of the Fon people of the Republic of Benin (formerly Dahomey). A Fon royal palace courtyard is re-created in the exhibition gallery.

The hangings were collected by Mr. and Mrs. Melville J. Herskovitz in 1931.