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African American History and Culture Museum Corona Commemorative Scarf
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Designed exclusively for the Smithsonian Institution, the elegant pattern gracing this African American History and Culture Museum Corona Commemorative Scarf reprises a unique motif in the openwork architecture of the Museum’s exterior corona, or crown. Polyester chiffon. Made in the U.S.A.
A stunning accessory, our African American History and Culture Museum Corona Commemorative Scarf echoes one of the openwork designs ornamenting the uppermost part of the Museum’s architecture, the corona. The Museum’s bronze-clad corona follows the classical column form of base, shaft, and capital. (In the fine artistic tradition of the Yoruba of West Africa, the column, or wood post, was usually crafted with a capital resembling a crown, or corona.) The corona motifs celebrate intricate ironwork designs created by enslaved African American craftspeople in Charleston and New Orleans. Reaching toward the sky, the corona expresses faith, hope and resiliency. The 19th and newest Smithsonian Institution Museum—the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)—opens in fall 2016.
58"l. x 15"w.

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Average Rating:
By Jane Forest
NC
December 27, 2016
2.05
"Means a lot to have it but disappointed it's only printed on one side!!!"
By O"G
DALLAS BY WAY OF NYC
November 08, 2016
5.05
"GREAT PIECE WITH MUSEUM LOGO"
By Culture enthusiast
Chicago
October 17, 2016
5.05
"Gift"