Wedding Invitation Suite: Wedding Handkerchief

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Created by
Tan's Club, American, founded 1997
Designed by
Williams, Hadiya, American, born 1978
Subject of
Lewis, Shantrelle P., American, born 1978
Lawson, Tony Oluwatoyin, born 1978
Medium
polyester
Dimensions
L x W (folded): 10 1/4 × 10 1/16 in. (26.1 × 25.5 cm)
Type
handkerchiefs
Place made
Baldwin Park, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
2016
Description
Handkerchief designed by Hadiya Williams for the wedding of Shantrelle Lewis and Oluwatoyin Lawson. The handkerchief is blue and folded in fourths with one square of screen printed design in gold pigment. The handkerchief has silhouettes of a man on the left and woman with an afro hairstyle on the right, both in profile and facing each other. Below the silhouettes, three lines join to make a "V" shape design with the letter [Z] in the center, surrounded by the wedding date, [11/19 / 20/16]. Below the silhouettes, the bride and groom’s names are printed in cursive, reading [Shantrelle / & / Oluwatoyin]. Underneath is the wedding date, place, and hashtag [NOVEMBER 19, 2016 / NEW ORLEANS, LA / #JollofandJambalaya]. On the inside of the handkerchief is a white manufacturer’s tag that reads, [Poly-Value® MADE IN CHINA / 100% POLYESTER / HAND WASH COLD / © Tan’s Club. RN 97467 / [paisley design] ®].
Topic
African American
Africa
African diaspora
Communities
Families
Film
Graphic design
Identity
United States--Social life and customs
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Hadiya Williams
Object number
2018.30.1j
Restrictions & Rights
© 2016 Hadiya Williams
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Classification
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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