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Door: Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2004-12-29

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
The early economic development of the east coast of Africa along the Indian Ocean depended on international trade involving many groups in countries all along the huge coastline. These conditions gave rise to the development and wide use of Swahili as an intra-national African language and culture.The decorative carving of this door frame reflects the geometric carving of the east African tradition with floral motives related to Indian designs.
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Type: Commentary, Gallery Label - Current
Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: November 21, 2009