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Saarenald T. S. Yaawaisan
Liberian Primary



Toy Airplane

Late 20th century
Recycled materials including flip flops and wood

7.48 x 15.354 x 11.811 in. (19 x 39 x 30 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2016.14.37
Geography: Africa, Liberia, Monrovia
Classification: Toys and Games; Toys
Culture/Nationality: African, Liberian
Collection: Jane Martin Collection

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This object has the following keywords:
  • adaptive reuse - 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.
  • motor vehicles - Overland self-propelled devices for conveying people, materials, or goods or designed for specific transportation operations.
  • recycling - Recovery and reuse of materials and energy from waste.
  • sandals - Shoes consisting essentially of a sole fastened to the foot by straps, strips, or cords.
  • toys - 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.
  • West African - 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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Exhibition List
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:
  • Suzanne Seriff, "Recycled Re-Seen: Folk Art from the Global Scrap Heap." African Arts 29, no. 4 (Autumn 1996): 12.
  • Jane Martin, A Toymaker in Liberia (Saarenald T.S. Yaawaisan) (, 2001),

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