Ethnographic images

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I would like to introduce this small collection of items that are representative of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries' obsession with collecting material culture and images of "The Other". In general, items such as these were destined for the many "Cabinets of Curiosity" in Europe, where colonizers could show off the material culture of their holdings as "exotica".