Zwarte Piet Makeup Kit

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Identifier

TBAFB0038

Title

Zwarte Piet Makeup Kit

Description

Zwarte Piet blackface makeup kit including 11mL black face paint, triangular face sponge, and 1.8g tube red lipstick. An image of Zwarte Piet is located on the front next to the words "Zwarte Piet Schmink". The back contains information on safety, the company name, a barcode, and information about chemical ingredients of the product.

Creator

Xenos, B.V.

Type

Makeup Kit

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

Zwarte Piet Make-Up

Subject

Zwarte Piet

Coverage

Gold-Hooped Earrings, Hat, Blouse, Ruff, Wig, Feather, Millstone Collar

Date

c.2000s?

Physical Dimensions

14x20x2

Country of Production

Netherlands

Place of Production

Amsterdam

Keywords

Zwarte Piet, Sinterklaasfest, Blackface, Makeup

Rightholder

Goodmark Europe

Donation By

Raul Balai

Archived By

Richard Weaver

Citation

Xenos, B.V., “Zwarte Piet Makeup Kit,” The Black Archives, accessed February 25, 2024, https://collection.theblackarchives.nl/items/show/3472.
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