Mr. Yaweisohn, Lomo, Liberia / Toy Tank Made of Flip Flops / Late 20th centuryMr. Yaweisohn, Lomo, Liberia
Toy Tank Made of Flip Flops
Late 20th century

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Creator Name: Yaweisohn, Mr.
Creator Nationality: African
Creator Name-CRT: Mr. Yaweisohn, Lomo, Liberia
Title: Toy Tank Made of Flip Flops
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Creation Start Date: 1975
Creation End Date: 2000
Creation Date: Late 20th century
Creation Place: Liberia, Africa
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Recreational artifaces
Materials and Techniques: Rubber, palm rib
Dimensions: Height: 7 7/8"; width: 13 1/4"; depth: 9 3/4"
Description: Fantasy toy tank made of flip-flop sandals cut in various shapes and sizes and painted bright colors; pieces secured by palm rib pegs; curved plastic windshield lifts up to reveal driver space; large turret with gun on top; three sets of wheels on palm splint axles; black rubber band on front and rear axles wraps around knob on long peg securing turret and causes turret to swivel when tank rolled forward or back on wheels.
AMICA Contributor: Brooklyn Children's Museum
Owner Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
ID Number: 2001.2.35
Credit Line: Gift of Bill Siegmann, 2001
Context: Tank could be played with as a toy, but presumably is an example of the maker's craftsmanship and sold as a piece of folk art.
AMICA ID: BCM_.2001.2.35
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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