Zwarte Piet Cards (Papita)

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Identifier

TBAFB0048

Title

Zwarte Piet Cards (Papita)

Description

Rectangular cardboard box containing 25 playing cards. The front of the box contains an illustration of a fancily dressed Zwarte Piet figure in a red dress suit, a white shirt, and a white bowtie. Below this figure are the words "Zwarte Piet" in white font above a black background. The company name is above this to the right "Papita". On the underside of the lid for the box is information explaining how to play the card game as well as the name of the child owner of the card game "Simoner".

Creator

Papita

Type

Cardboard 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

Playing Cards

Subject

Zwarte Piet, Black Caricature

Coverage

Flower, Suit, Shoes, Top Hat, Cane, Trousers, Bowtie, Gloves, Tray, Cup, Tray, Dress, Plane, Volleyball, Tank-Top, Socks, Tennis Racket, Rope, Boots, Mountain, Rocks, Ice Pick, Watering Can,Book, Chair, Ribbons, Bucket, Bathing Suit, Towel, Mask, Boat, Fishing Net, Clogs, Cap, Notebook, Skis, Poles, Ice Skates, Plant Pot, Football, Anchor, Controller, Walking Stick, Moustache, Fish, Wicker Basket,

Date

c.1978

Physical Dimensions

9x13x4.5

Country of Production

Netherlands

Place of Production

Amsterdam

Keywords

Card Game, Blackface, Games, Children, Occupations, Zwarte Piet

Rightholder

Spellenfabriek B.V.

Archived By

Richard Weaver

Bibliography

https://www.lastdodo.nl/nl/items/3464247-zwarte-piet

Citation

Papita, “Zwarte Piet Cards (Papita),” The Black Archives, accessed February 29, 2024, https://collection.theblackarchives.nl/items/show/3482.
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