Zwarte Piet Cushion Decoration

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Identifier

TBAFB0056

Title

Zwarte Piet Cushion Decoration

Description

Fabric Zwarte Piet doll sat on top of a round cushion. This doll matches as part of a set with the Zwarte Piet Ladder Decoration. This figure of Zwarte Piet is decorated in his traditional outfit with red colouring, a red hat, red feather, and ruffles on his neck and sleeves. The clothing is embellished with gold 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 Cushion Decoration

Subject

Zwarte Piet, Black Caricature

Coverage

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

Physical Dimensions

14x30x15

Keywords

Black Caricature, Zwarte Piet, Decoration

Archived By

Richard Weaver

Citation

“Zwarte Piet Cushion Decoration,” The Black Archives, accessed February 25, 2024, https://collection.theblackarchives.nl/items/show/3490.
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