Commemorative textile in red with Obama campaign slogan Yes We Can

Manufactured by
Woodin, Ghanian, founded 1985
Subject of
President Barack Obama, American, born 1961
Date
2008
Medium
cotton
Dimensions
H x W: 47 5/8 × 71 5/8 in. (121 × 182 cm)
Vertical Repeat: 24 in. (61 cm)
Horizontal Repeat: 24 13/16 in. (63 cm)
Description
Length of commemorative printed textile by Woodin in red featuring Barack Obama campaign slogan "Yes We Can." The fabric has a background printed design of small red triangles arranged with their points away from each other, creating diamond with a white horizontal strip in the middle and white diamond shapes around the red triangles. The white diamonds have a bright blue dot printed at the center. A red silhouette of the continent of Africa is printed repeatedly in a scattered design over the background. The silhouettes contain three (3) different motifs in white text, arranged to alternate on the silhouettes placed on the fabric. One motif is the stylized "W" logo of the printer, Woodin, done in white in the left corner over West Africa. The second motif has a large white dot with the word "GHANA" to the right of the dot, placed along the West African coast corresponding to the geographic location of the country of Ghana. The third motif has the words of the Obama campaign slogan "yes / WE / CAN" printed across the continent. Manufacturer's information is printed along the bottom selvedge in repetition that reads "Noir et Blanc de woodin GHANA".
Place made
Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana, West Africa, Africa
Classification
Textiles
Type
textiles
Topic
Africa
African diaspora
Design
Identity
Politics
Textile design
U.S. History, 2001-
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Catherine E. McKinley
Object number
2017.16.9
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b0d39df8-4dcd-45f6-95f0-331d61d84e31