I have during my numerous trips to Arizona, spanning four decades, picked up numerous items of Native American art. I happened to notice this one today. I will have to go check if it has a label. cannot remember where or when I got it. Just know I have had it for a long time.
I also just noticed, BLACK FACE!
On the figure on the right it is unmistakable. He has a brown body — not dissimilar to mine.
So, when did Native Americans start doing Black Face? Were they doing it before they ever so an African? I don’t know.
But, what are the implications.
Should the Native Americans, collectively, apologize to the Black Americans for this? I don’t know.
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The YouTube Video.
Italians like powerful emperors and even nationalistic, authoritarian strongmen like Mussolini. So, Trump is a natural for them.
Wow. A 65′ effigy.
I hadn’t seen this on US media, maybe because it isn’t Fake News. But, I wanted to make sure that YOU got to see it. Enjoy. No thanks required. This is my duty and honor.
This now, alas, is my 3rd BIGGEST phobia.
The first two, of course, being: ophidiophobia & anthropophobia.
Wow. After this, which, of course, rules my life, comes: cyberphobia.
Yes, I am a mess. Must have a glass of wine to calm my shot nerves.
As I have mentioned here of late, Teischan (12) has become enthralled with British murder/mysteries of the Agatha Christie ilk. So, during our 90-minutes of family TV we try and watch shows that meet this criteria. Acorn — i.e., British TV for the U.S. — is obviously the best place to go looking, and since we subscribe it is not a problem.
We stumbled upon ‘Vera’ last week. We have watched 3.5 episodes so far and have been mesmerized. Very sophisticated, very clever, very complex plots. You can never guess who the perpetrator is going to be. Lots of twists and turns. Keeps you engrossed until the very end.
Really, really good. Teischan, who is highly critical on what she likes and doesn’t like, reckons that this is the BEST that she has seen! Coming from her that is indeed high praise. I definitely recommend it. Also features the picturesque but rugged Northumberland countryside (that I used to be somewhat familiar with).
Well, if you have access to Acorn, try it out. You will not regret it. Promise.
The Diary Of Anne Frank
I know these folks and they are very nice people. We visit their magical gallery & garden, in Northeast Harbor, Maine — i.e., ‘Acadia‘ — at least once a year. We have even chatted about Buddha statues.
I am in no way trying to cast aspersions but when I saw this it got me slightly puzzled and concerned.
Shouldn’t this be in a museum? In the scheme of things it is not that old, but, it is old enough and no doubt also rare.
I would hate to see it end up in someone’s house as a decoration or worse still as a garden decoration. Heaven forbid it ending up in some corner of a Chinese restaurant.
My point is very simple. This appears to be a statue that warrants some high level attention and care.
I am going to see if I can get a Buddhist temple to show some interest in it. That is all.
“Acorn” Original Murder/Mystery Series “Loch Ness” (2017) Is Rather Good; A Modern-Day Agatha Christie.
Tight, fast-paced and exciting with some superb shots of the Scottish landscape thrown in.
The Diary Of Anne Frank