Her Liberated Plaited Crown | Limited Edition 16x20 Archival Print

Her Liberated Plaited Crown | Limited Edition 16x20 Archival Print

Archival Pigment | Archival Hahnemühle Rag Cotton Print (188gsm) Signed, Edition Number and Signed

25 limited edition | 16x20” 
2 artist proofs | 24x30”
✖️Title: Her Liberated Plaited Crown | acrylic mixed media on canvas masonite board | 16x20” (original - sold) DM if interested in archival pigment prints ➕Our hair is our crown: a source of strength and a symbol of the creativity that we show to the world. Braiding wasn’t just a hairstyle in ancient Africa, to Black slaves or even to women in the African diaspora today. We quite literally use our braids to communicate with the world. “One of the first things the slave traders did to their new cargo was shave their heads if they had not already been shorn by their captors,” Byrd and Tharps explain. “Presumably the slave traders shaved the heads of their new slaves for what they considered sanitary reasons, but the effect was much more insidious. The shaved head was the first step the Europeans took to erase the slaves culture and alter the relationship between the African and his or her hair… Arriving without their signature hairstyles, Mandingos, Fulanis, Ibos, and Ashantis entered the New World, just as the Europeans intended, like anonymous chattel.”
In order to further dehumanize and dictate the practices that slaves were forced to endure, laws were set in place around colonized regions in the states and the islands in order to strip slaves of their cultural traditions they were accustomed to before arriving in the New World.” Source @bet
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