Out of the Ordinary: Domestic and Ritual Furnishings from Africa

September 17, 1981 – October 31, 1981

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

1st Floor, 318 A St., NE Floor Plan

The articles on view--stools, chairs, beds, neckrests, pottery, and baskets from a typical traditional African compound (home)-- illustrate the aesthetic and spiritual qualities that domestic furnishings have in common with ritual objects.