AfriGeneas Heritage Arts & Crafts Forum
Several Things Grouped Together
Various times in my life I have collected African American influenced arts and crafts.
I started a black doll collection of various materials. I made a few dolls and stuffed animals and gave as gifts. All stored in boxes now.
I collected Miss Martha's All God Children figurines stopped at about 60 pieces. I have these in a display case. A friend who passed away at a young age collected these as well. I have fond memories of our conversations, saving money and traveling to find various pieces.
I have always been fascinated by quilt patterns and collect quilt post cards. I have actually used the post cards framed as art work.
I still collected angels. Initially I could not find any African American angels. I think Oprah mentioned on her show she liked angels, then they were every where. I look for unusual materials or subject matter now to keep my collection unique.
I tried to collect LLadro pieces, but the prices were not in my budget, I'm not sure 2 pieces make a collection.
So what type of arts and crafts have you collected?