Vintage African Objects
June 21 – August 10, 2018
The display cases currently feature a selection of vintage African objects from the collection of Sewickley resident, Linda Roemer. The pieces come from a variety of areas and ethnic groups and are made from all different materials – beaded hide, carved wood, forged metal and more.
The purposes of the pieces were diverse: a ceremonial wedding necklace, a royal modesty apron, a heddle pulley used in weaving, and forged metal snakes which were used to heal from snakebite, to name a few. The library thanks Bill and Linda Roemer for their generosity in sharing pieces from their special collection with the community.
Our Display Cases are curated by Alex Lakin.