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Objects From Our Past

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2012
Nupe stool
20th century UNIA Fob
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Jamaica has a rich history, as we celebrate 50 years of Independence, we take a look back at how we got here. With the kind assistance of the Institute of Jamaica, 'Objects from our Past' will highlight a total of 50 objects which are part of the Institute of Jamaica's collection. Today, we feature two of these Objects from our Past. Check this space next Sunday for two more.


  • 20th century UNIA Fob

A fob is a medallion attached to a pocket watch for easy accessibility.

Donated by Senator Tom Tavares-Finson

  • Nupe stool

Supported by varying numbers of feet, a nupe stool is presented by grooms to their brides. Traditionally, they are used as 'prestige' objects on market days and during important meetings.

African Collection, (Collections of the Institute of Jamaica).