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Mendhi hands by Pushpa Jain. Photographer unknown. All rights reserved.Fish decoy. Photo by Pearl Yee Wong. All rights reserved.Embroidered dress detail. Photo by Pearl Yee Wong. All rights reserved.Cedar bird by Glen VanAntwerp. Photo by Al Kamuda. All rights reserved.
About some of our ethnic collections:


African/African American:
African and African Diasporic Collections
Nancy and George Axinn Collection of African Art and Textiles
John and Selma Appel Collection of Ethnic Images
Robert Bartlett and H.H. Burgess Collection of African Material Culture [forthcoming]
Anton Bos Collection of African Material Culture [forthcoming]
Jean Brown Collection of Pokot Material Culture
Joseph Druse Collection of Nigerian Material Culture
Ethiopian Material Culture Collection
James Ellison Collection of Somalian Material Culture [forthcoming]
Fred Ferris Collection of African Material Culture [forthcoming]
Foodways Collections
Robert Glew Collection of Nigerien Material Culture
International Textile Collection
Cernyw and Morna Kline Collection of African Material Culture
Michigan African American Gospel Announcers Collection [forthcoming]
Michigan African American Quilt Collection
Michigan Heritage Awards Collection
Michigan Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program Collection
William Mithoefer Collection of African Textiles
Howard Morison/Van Douglas Radio Show Collection
Simon Ottenberg Collection of African Art
South African Traditional Arts Collection
Tuskegee Institute Collection

Asian/Asian American:
Asian and Southeast Asian Collections [forthcoming]
The Margaret Geist Collection of Ryukyuan Folk Arts
Japanese Collections [forthcoming]
Shao Chang Lee Chinese Textile Collection
Hazel Riece Collection of Chinese Ceramics [forthcoming]



Arab/Arab American:
The John and Selma Appel Collection of Ethnic Images
Arab and Arab-American Collections
Foodways Collections
International Textile Collection
Michigan Heritage Awards Collection
Michigan Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program Collection



Finnish/Finnish American:
The John and Selma Appel Collection of Ethnic Images
Finnish American Collections
Finnish-American Rag Rug Collection
Foodways Collections
International Textile Collection
Michigan Heritage Awards Collection
Michigan Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program Collection


Hmong/Hmong American:
The John and Selma Appel Collection of Ethnic Images
Foodways Collections
International Textile Collection
Michigan Heritage Awards Collection
Michigan Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program Collection
Southeast Asian Hill Tribe Textiles and Hmong American Textiles Collection



Hungarian/Hungarian American:
The John and Selma Appel Collection of Ethnic Images
Foodways Collections
Gus Horvath Hungarian Gypsy Collection
International Textile Collection


Native American:
Anishnabek: Artists of Little Traverse Bay Project Collection [forthcoming]
The John and Selma Appel Collection of Ethnic Images
Donald and Donna Boudeman Material Culture Collection [forthcoming]
Frank M. Covert/R.E. Olds Native American Basket Collection
Foodways Collections
Great Lakes Indian Dance Regalia Project Collection
International Textile Collection
Iroquois Beaded Souvenirs
Michigan Heritage Awards Collection
Michigan Heritage Basket Collection
Michigan Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program Collection
Native American Basket Collections
Native American Collections
Navajo Rug Collection [forthcoming]
North American Indian and Native Hawaiian Quilt Collection
Prehistoric Southwest Collections
Sisters of the Great Lakes/Nokomis Collection



Polish/Polish American:
The John and Selma Appel Collection of Ethnic Images
Foodways Collections
International Textile Collection
Michigan Heritage Awards Collection
Michigan Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program Collection
East European Textiles
Polish Textiles



Peoples of the Former Yugoslavia:
The John and Selma Appel Collection of Ethnic Images
Foodways Collections
International Textile Collection
East European Textiles



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