Before the Sahara became a desert, it was home to many savanna animals, including the giraffe. People began to paint and etch the Sahara's animals in desert rock about 12,000 years ago. Archaeologists estimate that the oldest remaining pictures date back to 6500 B.C.

Before the Sahara became a desert, it was home to many savanna animals, including the giraffe. People began to paint and etch the Sahara's animals in desert rock about 12,000 years ago. Archaeologists estimate that the oldest remaining pictures date back to 6500 B.C.

Carl Barnes started using older varieties of America's native sweetcorn as a way to get in touch with his Cherokee ancestry. He rediscovered and isolated nearly forgotten heirloom strains of seeds and began farming and selectively breeding them to bear the most brilliant colours. The result is Glass Gem Sweetcorn, a variety whose kernels glisten like polished, technicolour gemstones. In the spirit of keeping this part of his heritage alive, Barnes shared the exciting new strain of seeds with…

Carl Barnes started using older varieties of America's native sweetcorn as a way to get in touch with his Cherokee ancestry. He rediscovered and isolated nearly forgotten heirloom strains of seeds and began farming and selectively breeding them to bear the most brilliant colours. The result is Glass Gem Sweetcorn, a variety whose kernels glisten like polished, technicolour gemstones. In the spirit of keeping this part of his heritage alive, Barnes shared the exciting new strain of seeds with…

Africa | Woman's veil / head cloth weight ~ Tassassarut ~ from the Tuareg people, northwest Azawagh, Niger | Brass, copper and iron | ca. 1940/50s. | These take the form of a traditional Tuareg padlock key. | Est. 900 - 1000€ for each lot of 3 ~ (Feb '14)

Africa | Woman's veil / head cloth weight ~ Tassassarut ~ from the Tuareg people, northwest Azawagh, Niger | Brass, copper and iron | ca. 1940/50s. | These take the form of a traditional Tuareg padlock key. | Est. 900 - 1000€ for each lot of 3 ~ (Feb '14)

Bird Mask-19th–20th century Haida culture, British Columbia.Wood (cedar), paint, feathers, copper, whalebone, string, iron nails. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC Haida culture, British Columbia

Bird Mask-19th–20th century Haida culture, British Columbia.Wood (cedar), paint, feathers, copper, whalebone, string, iron nails. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC Haida culture, British Columbia

Eagle transformation mask, Kwakiutl (Vancouver Island, B.C.), 19th century.

Eagle transformation mask, Kwakiutl (Vancouver Island, B.C.), 19th century.

Devil Mask-Máscara  de Diablo, México by Teyacapan, via Flickr

Devil Mask-Máscara de Diablo, México by Teyacapan, via Flickr

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