Zwarte Piet Hair Clips

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Identifier

TBAFB0071

Title

Zwarte Piet Hair Clips

Description

Seven metal hair clips with silicone Zwarte Piet decorations attached to the top of the clip. The hair clip is coloured pink, matching the outfit of the Zwarte Piet figure attached to it. This figure is dressed with rosy lips, rosy cheeks, pink ribbons at the end of each pigtail, and a bright pink and blue hat with a green feather protruding from it.

Type

Metal Clips

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 Hair Clips

Subject

Zwarte Piet

Coverage

Hat, Feather, Ribbons

Date

c.2000s?

Physical Dimensions

5x1.5x0.5

Country of Production

Netherlands

Keywords

Zwarte Piet, Sinterklaasfest, Children, Black Caricature

Archived By

Richard Weaver

Citation

“Zwarte Piet Hair Clips,” The Black Archives, accessed February 29, 2024, https://collection.theblackarchives.nl/items/show/3505.
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