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Piecing It Together - When Does A Collection Become A Work Of Art?

Friday, December 23, 2016

Individual collectible objects may be imbued with a unique history and story to tell, but when they become part of a collection their status is elevated and the collection itself can become a work of art. Stated differently, a collection can be considered a singular work of art worthy of experience....

Twice Born – Yoruba Ibeji Twin Figures

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Yoruba people have historically been known to have a high rate of twin births; the highest in the world. Statistics today show that 44 out of every 1,000 births are twins. Both diet and genetics contribute to this occurrence, though some consider it a gift from God. However, in ancient times twins were seen as bad luck and barbaric...

Believing IS Magic – Mossi Biiga Dolls

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Young girls among the Mossi people of Burkina Faso carry dolls called biiga that they care for and treat like their own child. However, biiga are not only playmates for the Mossi girls, they are also believed to possess magical powers...

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“Cultural objects tell stories; and in each story a simple message is found—all cultures are the same, we just express ourselves differentlyGLEN JOFFE, OWNER