Afrikaner' Theatre Make-Up Kit

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Identifier

TBADC0004

Title

Afrikaner' Theatre Make-Up Kit

Description

Perspex plastic box containing make-up paints and crayons to be used for blackfacing. The kit is sealed using a red, white, and black paper sticker with the bust of a caricatured 'Afrikaner' character smiling on the front with gold-hooped earrings, bright red lips, and afro, and neck rings. The company name "Fantasy" is situated to the top right of the sticker in italicised font, also including the company details "FKW Keller GmbH" and location of production "Bochum, Germany", along with the chemical ingredients used to create the make-up. On the back of the box is another sticker containing the barcode and item number of the make-up kit.

Creator

FKW Keller GmbH

Type

Plastic Box

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

Theatre Make-Up Kit

Subject

Black Caricature, African Woman, Black Woman,

Physical Dimensions

10.5x7x1

Country of Production

Germany

Place of Production

Bochum

Keywords

Black Caricature, Gold-Hooped Earrings, Blackface, Theatre, Africa, Make-Up

Rightholder

FKW Keller GmbH

Archived By

Richard Weaver

Bibliography

https://www.bloomberg.com/profile/company/6262815Z:GR

Citation

FKW Keller GmbH, “Afrikaner' Theatre Make-Up Kit,” The Black Archives, accessed August 12, 2022, https://collection.theblackarchives.nl/items/show/3468.
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