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Textiles that Talk – East African Kangas and their Meanings

This collection showcases Kangas, rectangular printed cotton fabrics worn by women in East Africa since the 19th century. Included designs feature motifs from a range of decorative traditions and inscriptions such as proverbs, political slogans, and public information messages. While an everyday item of apparel, they form a living index… Read More

Montgomery Place Campus Collection: Mushroom Drawings of Violetta White Delafield

Annotated watercolors by the late Violetta White Delafield, a registered investigator for the New York Botanical Society and the New York State Museum, and a former resident of Montgomery Place. Read More