Zwarte Piet

Published by Black Dog 1999
Paperback, 32 pages, 20 full-colour plates
ISBN: 1 901 03386 4
Essay by Mieke Bal
Portraits of the historical figure of Black Pete who plays servant to Sinta Klaas in the Dutch Christmas myth. These startling portraits of velvet-clad white women and children blacked-up as Zwarte Piet playfully reveal an ambiguous character who sits uncomfortably in European history.

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