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Lines and Dots: Designs of Tamilnadu

Kala Shreen What does the drawing of lines and dots (called kolam) mean to its creator?  Does it have a sacred value or is it decorative art?  What are some of its changing modes and contexts of production?

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Fantasy coffins in Ghana and abroad

Rhoda Woets What is this? Is this an object at a pop-art exhibition? Or maybe a big toy-truck? It is neither. The picture shows a coffin at a funeral in Ghana’s capital city Accra. The Bedford truck coffin in this … Continue reading

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