A Jamaican Artisan

A Jamaican Artisan

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Title:

A Jamaican Artisan

 

Date:

1908-9

 
 

Origin:

Harry Jonhsnton

 
 

Information:

The word artisan (craftsperson) in the title, suggests that the man in the picture made the fan he is holding. The photograph is a record that provides evidence of black craftsmanship of this period.

"He is sitting on his verandah. It went all round the house. Not everyone has a verandah. He's wearing a panama hat made from straw - what do we call it - a jippy-jappy." Pepper Pot Centre