Color in the Making.... in pictures (Credit: Black Dog Publishing Athelstan offering a book to St Cuthbert (9th-century illustration)
Africa | A gold Ashante mask, photographed at the Bolgatanga Museum ~ Upper Eastern Region of Ghana | © Olivier Blaise
Josephine Baker (6-3-06 to 4-12-75) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in 1937. Fluent in both English and French, Baker became an international musical and political icon. She is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, for assisting the French Resistance during World War II, and for receiving the French military honor, the Croix de guerre.
Mawu, African Goddess Of The Moon by Shella Goh| Mawu, African Goddess Of The Moon And here she is, the muse for my necklace of the same name. In Dahomey (West African) mythology, Mawu is a creator goddess, associated with the sun and moon. After creating the earth and all life and everything else on it, Mawu became concerned that it might be too heavy, so she asked the primeval serpent, Aido Hwedo, to curl up beneath the earth and hold it up in the sky.