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Week 2

How have your images of Africa changed after today’s class on African ivories?

Initially, my first image of Africa was poverty instead of their vibrant culture, as they are infamously known for it in the recent centuries. However, after today’s class, I was amazed by their history of craftsmanship with ivories and their knowledge and traditions in art aesthetics. Like any other countries, Africa has a rich history and mastery in art (culture) that is continuously brought till today in daily lives as well as in festivals.