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Re: Role of Face Jugs in S.C. History

Took another look and article is in the archives of the original newspaper,

The face jugs made by African-Americans working at Edgefield area pottery factories were too small to serve a practical function and for many years were viewed as whimsical curiosities. More recently, scholars theorized that the jugs had a religious function. This exhibition and upcoming publications take that idea further by examining an incident that might explain how the development of face jugs and a revival of African religions occurred in the waning years of slavery. In 1858 — 50 years after the importation of slaves was banned — a ship unloaded several hundred Africans on the Georgia coast; about 100 ended up the Edgefield area. These new arrivals may have started a revival of African religious practices that involved creating these figurative ceramics. - See more at:

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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