Created by
Chenet, Winifred Mason, American, 1912 - 1993
Date
1948-1993
Medium
silver with metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2 1/16 × 11/16 × 11/16 in. (5.2 × 1.8 × 1.8 cm)
Description
A silver-plate earrings designed by Winifred Mason Chenet. Clip on earrings with an adjustable screw back. Metal forms a hoop from the front of the earring to the back. The pendants hang from the metal hoop. The pendant design symbolizes a Haitian drum. The top of the pendant represents the skin used on the top of a drum that is tied to the wooden body with a rope. Underneath the rope design, the drum skin is gathered and folded over itself. On the body of the drum is an upraised circular design. The bottom of the drum is represented by two stacked circles on top of each other to show how the drum narrows at the bottom to a ridged column. The back of the pendants are blank.
Place made
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Cultural Place
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Classification
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Adornment
Type
jewelry
Topic
African diaspora
Art
Craftsmanship
Design
Fashion
Folklife
Music
Ornamentation
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2018.4.2.2ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57931be1c-b536-4ea9-98f9-7e1eb2d44115

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