Intersections

For Home and Hearth

Fowler collections are rich in domestic implements and household furnishings from around the world that reflect imaginative formal solutions to the design of otherwise functional objects. The various objects shown here from East and Central Africa, Borneo, and New Guinea reveal the love for beauty in daily routines. From kitchen hooks to trinket boxes, from baby carriers to chairs, these objects enhanced daily life and household chores through their elegance and meaning.

  • X65.5471a-b Container

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    Container
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Mangbetu/Zande peoples
    Late 19th-early 20th century
    Wood, bark, plant fiber, string
    Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Wellcome Trust. X65.5471a,b

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  • X65.8514 Chair

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    Object Name: Chair

    Artist: Unknown

    Culture: Chokwe peoples

    Place of Origin: Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Date/Era: 19th century

    Dimensions: H: 64.0 cm, W: 26.5 cm, D: 28.5 cm (H: 25.2 in, W: 10.4 in, D: 11.2 in)

    Medium/Materials: Wood, leather, brass

    Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Wellcome Trust.

    Accession Number: X65.8514

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  • X85.1076 Baby carrier (ba’)

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    Object Name: Baby carrier (ba’)

    Artist: Unknown

    Culture: Bahau Dayak peoples

    Place of Origin: East Kalimantan [Borneo], Indonesia

    Date/Era: Mid-20th century

    Medium/Materials: Wood, shell, plant fiber

    Dimensions: H: 31.2 cm, W: 44.3 cm, D: 15.0 cm (H: 12.2 in, W: 17.4 in, D: 5.9 in)

    Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. The Jerome L. Joss Collection.

    Accession Number: X85.1076

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  • X87.375 Suspension hook

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    Object Name: Suspension hook

    Artist: Unknown

    Culture: Iatmul peoples

    Place of Origin: East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea

    Date/Era: 19th century

    Medium/Materials: Wood, cowrie shell, plant fiber

    Dimensions: H: 41 cm

    Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA.

    Accession Number: X87.375

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  • X89.367 Chair of power (kiti cha enzi)

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    Object Name: Chair of power (kiti cha enzi)

    Artist: Unknown

    Culture: Swahili peoples

    Place of Origin: Zanzibar, Tanzania

    Date/Era: 1989

    Medium/Materials: Wood, ivory, string

    Dimensions: H: 123.0 cm (H: 48.4 in)

    Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Steve and Linda Nelson.

    Accession Number: X89.367

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