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Objects of the Week Archive

Object of the Week for November 15

Boat Seat with Spider Web Design, Anansi the Spider

This seat, donated by storyteller Juan GarcĂ­a, is the first object acquired by the National Museum of African American History & Culture. The spider image possibly references the character of Anansi, the clever spider featured in stories around the world.

Storytelling Through Song with Smithsonian Folkways