Zwarte Piet Ladder Decoration

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Identifier

TBAFB0055

Title

Zwarte Piet Ladder Decoration

Description

Hanging Wooden decoration consisting of wooden ladder, metal hooks, and a cloth Zwarte Piet doll bound. On the ladder Zwarte Piet hands from metal hooks attached to his hands, with red lips and white teeth, wearing typical Zwarte Piet attire in the colour purple. The outfit is embellished with golden trimmings.

Type

Decoration Set

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 Ladder Decoration

Subject

Zwarte Piet, Black Caricature

Coverage

Hat, Feather, Ladder, Tights, Shoes, Ruff, Millstone Collar

Physical Dimensions

10x35x10

Keywords

Black Caricature, Zwarte Piet, Decoration

Archived By

Richard Weaver

Citation

“Zwarte Piet Ladder Decoration,” The Black Archives, accessed February 25, 2024, https://collection.theblackarchives.nl/items/show/3489.
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