Foreword by Beverly Gray, Chief, African & Middle Eastern
Introduction and text by Joanne M. Zellers, African Area Specialist
Pictured on the Right: Purchased
in Bangui, Central African Republic, in 1981, this example of an art
form popular in West and Central Africa is designed in a geometric pattern.
Butterfly wings in an abundant variety of colors are gathered by local
artists who also fashion from them images of people, animals, or domestic
(African and Middle Eastern Division)