'De Gruyter' Coffee Tin

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Identifier

TBAFB0004

Title

'De Gruyter' Coffee Tin

Description

Metal coffee tin containing 2x250g coffee packs with illustrated scenes of a coffee plantation showing workers collecting the coffee beans with a backdrop of a tropical colony. Borders on the top and bottom of the tin show numerous varied colour fruits, leaves, and flowers, along with a yellow and white tea pot.

Creator

De Gruyter

Type

Metal Tin

Relation

Facing Blackness is a multimedia exhibition that takes the public through the obscure history of portraying Black people from the colonial period to contemporary society. Using unique archive material and visual art, we show how anti-black racism became part of the Dutch 'cultural archive' and our everyday ideas, customs and utensils. On the other hand, the exhibition shows how there has always been 'everyday resistance' to various forms of racism and how Black people themselves have given and continue to give meaning to their culture and identity.

Source

The Black Archives

Format

Coffee Tin

Subject

Black/Indigenous Woman, Black/Indigenous Man

Coverage

Fruit, Plantation, Ladder, Flowers, Coffepot

Date

c.1970's

Physical Dimensions

12x11.5x16

Country of Production

Netherlands

Place of Production

Hertogenbosch

Keywords

Coffee, Plantation, Fruit, Workers, Caricature

Rightholder

De Gruyter

Archived By

Richard Weaver

Bibliography

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Gruyter_(winkelketen) ; https://www.retro-en-design.co.uk/a-59753363/sold/set-of-two-vintage-coffee-tins-by-de-gruyter/#description ; http://www.degruyterfabriek.nl/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/04-De-Gruyter.pdf

Citation

De Gruyter, “'De Gruyter' Coffee Tin,” The Black Archives, accessed May 22, 2022, https://collection.theblackarchives.nl/items/show/3438.
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