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Switchplate Art: Kuba Cloth Pattern Light Switch Cover in Ivory with Dalmatian Jasper An african pattern light switch cover created in shades of red and black on an ivory base. The image is an intricate digital collage of placed pieces of vintage Kuba cloth crafted into a striking pattern of my own design, made exclusively for this plate. The altered image is mounted on a cast Iron plate, embellished with large semi-precious Dalmatian Jasper chips, and finished in poured resin. Please allow slight variations in size/shape of embedded Dalmatian Jasper stones on corners of individual plates. At home in a modern, eclectic or Afrocentric setting, this artful piece is sure to be a conversation starter. HERE’S THE SHOPPER INFO ON THIS LISTING: ~ The image for this switch plate is archivally printed, mounted on a substantial cast iron wall plate base and sealed in poured resin. ~ The switch plate can be easily cleaned with a damp microfiber cloth. ~ All switchplates come gift boxed as shown in the last photos, above. ~ Your switchplate will ship out the next business day after you place your order. - All orders ship FREE by domestic priority mail, and will arrive at your home 2-3 days after the ship date.

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by Bharfot on Flickr.Ramesseum is the memorial temple of Pharaoh Ramses II. It is located in the Theban necropolis in Upper Egypt, across the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor.

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Any Native American/ Native African person who would love to share their beliefs and traditions? Can’t find much about it, especially about native African. I’d like to hear what entities you believe in, what events happen during the year, traditional clothing and decorations/things considered religious to you and your people. 

For educational purposes. In exchange I can share Slavic beliefs from my area.

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The sun sets differently the closer you seemingly get 🇱🇸

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A view ashore the highest point south of the hemisphere. @hashtagliveza (IG) @HashtagliveSA (Fb)


The ripple of sun kissed salmon clouds sparsely mushroomed across generous slopes and christened hill tops.

The Kingdom in the Sky remains a stubborn fixture of conservative charm freckled with nostalgic touchs of contemporary features of grace.

A haven for the purist, driven by avid explorations of unchartered auras of the yet to be unearthed african diaspora.

The righteous path toward exhalted self discovery among the bearers of light. The unveiled essence of life, nature’s legacy a mystic energy that could but only be crudely imitated in even the greatest works of art.

A Reign never short of sight, a pride that could never falter in might. The plains birthed rain foverer caught in flight.

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It’s Seymour & Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors by Jonathan David Soren. I dig the way this young artist takes these classically white characters & puts a melanin spin on them it’s brilliant.

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The Bastard Heir

Queen Ranavalona I of Madagascar gave birth to her only child, a son, on September 23rd, 182. The child almost immediately proclaimed heir to the throne and given the name Prince Rakoto (Rakotosehenondradama). It apparently didn’t matter that the boy’s official father – and Ranavalona’s husband – had been dead for over a year and most certainly did not get his wife pregnant from beyond the grave. Instead, it was an open secret that Prince Rakoto’s real father was the Queen’s lover, Andriamihaja, a young officer of the Merina army.

Queen Ranavalona was born Princess Ramova at the royal residence of Ambatomanoina. She was betrothed as a child to Prince Radama (later King Radama I) after her father warned the prince’s father of an impending assassination plot. Despite her rank, Ranavalona was not Radama’s preferred consort, and the couple had no children. Unsatisfied in her loveless marriage, Ranavalona would spend most days drinking rum and socializing with other court ladies at the home of David Griffiths, a Christian missionary. Radama died abruptly at the age of 35 without an heir, though local custom said that the eldest son of his eldest sister was to be King. The court was split, with several high ranking officials instead favoring Ranavalona as heir. In the end, Ranavalona declared herself successor on the pretense that her husband has decreed it – there was no immediate resistance, and she was crowned Queen Ranavalona in 1829, becoming the first female sovereign since the kingdom’s founding in 1540.

In the early years of her reign, Ranavalona’s lover was highly influential at court, and prevailed over her court’s progressive faction (in opposition to the conservative faction). The progressive faction soon tired of Andriamihaja’s influence over the Queen and managed to persuade a highly intoxicated Ranavalona to sign his death warrant for invented charges of witchcraft and treason. Andriamihaja was then immediately taken from his home and killed before the Queen had time to sober up.

Queen Ranavalona ruled for 33 years and following her death at the age of 83, her son succeeded the throne as King Radama II. The new king immediately set about reversing many of his mother’s policies and was assassinated at the age 33 – though fairly credible rumors indicate that he escaped and lived to be an old man. Though Queen Ranavalona’s lenghty reign was condemned as being tyrannical, more detailed research shows that the Queen was an astute politician who effectively protected her kingdom from the political and cultural encroachment of the Europeans.

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