Wedding Invitation Suite: Invitation gold sleeve

Designed by
Williams, Hadiya, American, born 1978
Subject of
Lewis, Shantrelle P., American, born 1978
Lawson, Tony Oluwatoyin, born 1978
Date
2016
Medium
tissue paper with wax and string
Dimensions
L x W: 9 1/8 × 3 3/4 in. (23.1 × 9.6 cm)
Description
Gold tissue paper sleeve containing wedding invitation [2018.30.1e] designed by Hadiya Williams for the wedding of Shantrelle Lewis and Oluwatoyin Lawson. The gold sleeve opens at the top and has a semi-circle cut out at the center. The front of the sleeve has a gold wax stamp with a lion insignia. The lion is in silhouette standing on its hind legs, one leg rests on a crescent moon while his arms hold a sun with radiating rays. The wax stamp connects the black string that wraps around the object twice to the sleeve. The string is tied together on the back side.
Place made
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Cultural Place
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Nigeria, West Africa, Africa
Africa
Classification
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Type
envelopes
Topic
Africa
African diaspora
Communities
Design
Families
Film
Graphic design
Identity
Marriage customs and rites
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Hadiya Williams
Object number
2018.30.1g
Restrictions & Rights
© 2016 Hadiya Williams
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50aeaffff-83e4-4212-8e91-87a5e2bd4526
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