Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sons of the Sun

The Musée du Nouveau Monde continues to explore Native American culture with a new show entitled Indiens de la Californie et du sud-ouest des États-Unis (Indians of California and the American Southwest), on view from June 28–September 22. The exhibition includes material from both public and private French collection and is a reflection of a widespread interest in France about Indian culture and artifacts. Weapons, apparel, utilitarian items, and cult objects illustrate both the wealth of the collection made by French explorers and scientific expeditions as well s the fruitfulness of the exchanges that took place between the Musée du Trocadero and the Smithsonian Institution.

Mask  -  Jemez Pueblo

Ceremonial headdress  -  Pomo

Zoomorphic pot  -  Pueblo

Basket jar, olla  -  Apache

Images courtesy of the Musée du Nouveau Monde

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