Our wonderful host, Bernice Bennett's on-line Geneaology BlogTalk Radio Program did her best to assist in clarification and a orderly presentation of thousands of years of history in one hour.
This is the 2nd on-line radio interview I have done and I what to thank her for having me (Mrs. Teresa R. Kemp) as a guest. I will continue adding documents and more primary sources and Methodology. These post are part of the documents we will be discussing. I put the information here for your study & review. It continues my mission
|Lft African wrapped head adornment pounded to pleat the indigo fabric head wrapped|
nationalities or rank without word being spoken.
|Mrs. Teresa R. Kemp in front of 2-tone indigo, reverse appliqued Crossroads pattern African Textile|
|Cross roads quilt pattern and other information symbols cut into the stomach & body|
|Bag Pipe musicians in kilts, the plaid fabric can be read like a billboard.|
|Benin bronze plaque with short knife,|
kilt like attire & helmet like bag pipe group
|Here is an Irish man sharing his culture with my son|
|Wagon Wheel quilt in the UGRR Quilt Code Plantation Collections & Wagon Wheels in the Benin Bronze Plaque|
|Village Life Mud Cloth, shows women pounding rice, man weaving, |
spinning cotton, a women carrying a basket on her head.
|Dogon people of Mali have documented their festival that takes place every 69 years in this textile.|
|Kente Exhibit curated by the Coubagy's at the UGRR Secret Quilt Code Museum in Atlanta, GA|
Though we think of Kente from Ghana the impotant thing to remember is it was not until the last 4 hundred years when Africa was subdivide into different countries and ethenic groups. Look at these maps:
|Jacob Hondius's Map of Africa 1563-1612|
|1743_Homann Heirs Map of West Africa Slave Trade references-Guinea - Geographicus - Aethiopia|
|Centuries old practice of the use of body maps was documented by Friedrich Ratzel in 1890's|
|Run Away advertisement with straight lined scars on his cheeks|
|Committed to James City prison a man with country marks on his face.|
|Tools used to make the cuts in the body for Ichie or Country Marks|
|Sampler quilt cut into the stomach of the young African Girl is one way the patterns were brought to America.|
|UGRR Secret Quilt Code Museum Sampler in the Plantation Quilts Collections.|
|One Group that visited the Underground Railroad Secret Quilt Code Museum|
|1830 slave quilted textile in the Slave Relic Museum in North Carolina was on |
Antique Road Show & appraised by Nancy Druckman of Sotheby's in New York City
You can see it's the same symbol only done in a textile, both found in North America.
|The logo on the doors of the the National Archive of Columbia.|
|One of five Slave Trees where people were sold for centuries in Zambia Africa.|