War

Currently up for bids from the Public.
INSPIRED FOLK ART:
BOB MARLEY’s immortally-famous song “War”
Middle portion of piece donated to Jackson NAACP
* Donated to Jackson County NAACP 
* Leave your bid, name and contact info with John at Sylva Convenient Market.
* Highest bid to be revealed on October 31st.

Background and condition of folk art piece:

The caption in this artwork is from Bob Marley’s song “War”—first recorded in 1976. The lyrics echo words from a 1963 speech made at the United Nations by the Emperor Haile Selassie.

Red, gold, and green were, and are, the “Pan-African” colors of the Ethiopian flag; today nearly all African nations have adopted those identical colors. Bob Marley used red/green/gold in his stage performances.

The unknown artist who created this folk art had made it a tabletop. The piece was in disrepair when the donors discovered it. They scrapped the legs, the artwork was then restored by a local artist and made into a wall-hung picture.

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