- The conversion of outmoded or unused things, often things having historic value, to new uses or application in new contexts. Examples include reuse of buildings, objects, software, etc.
- Overland self-propelled devices for conveying people, materials, or goods or designed for specific transportation operations.
- Recovery and reuse of materials and energy from waste.
- Shoes consisting essentially of a sole fastened to the foot by straps, strips, or cords.
- Material objects contrived for amusement rather than for practical use by children or pets, or intended as collectibles by adults. Toys are generally miniature versions of real beings or objects that lend themselves to imaginative or imitative play. Toys may also be items for use in games. Among the earliest toys were dolls and balls.
- Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
Recycled, Re-seen: Folk Art from the Global Scrap Heap
Museum of International Folk Art
, May 17, 1996 – Jan 2, 2000
Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
5/17/1996 - 1/4/1998
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana
2/14/1998 - 5/17/1998
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California
7/25/1998 - 2/14/1999
Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey
4/12/1999 - 6/21/1999
The Fowler Museum of Cultural History, at the University of California, Los Angeles, California
9/5/1999 - 1/2/2000
Toys of Africa
The San Francisco Airports Commission
, Nov 1, 1992 – Feb 28, 1993
Related Bibliography List
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
A Toymaker in Liberia (Saarenald T.S. Yaawaisan)
"Recycled Re-Seen: Folk Art from the Global Scrap Heap."
29, no. 4
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