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Description

A representation of a classroom with eight students sitting on four benches with a boy and a girl on each bench. The girls are wearing short-sleeved shirts and shorts. The teacher is wearing a skirt and a blouse, and she is standing at an easel blackboard at the front of the class using a pointer to indicate numerals and letters on the board. A chair and a table are also in front of the class. There are two closed, and one open, book on the table. All clothing is light brown. All limbs, heads, chair, table, legs, and bench supports are dark brown. Books are light red-brown. Bench seats, table top, blackboard, and floor are plywood. The tripod and pointer are other wood. On a square wood base.

History Of Use

Thorn carvings are miniatures depicting scenes from Nigerian life. This type of carving began circa 1930. Thorns vary in size. They can be as large as 12.7 cm. long and 9.6 cm. wide. They are comparatively soft and easily carved. The light yellow-brown thorn and the dark brown thorn come from the Ata tree; the light red-brown thorn comes from Egun trees. The parts are glued together with viscous paste made from rice cooked with water. They are carved by men.

Cultural Context

craft; tourist art

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