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.

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