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Asmat Art

Woodcarvings of Southwest New Guinea
(Book - 1999 )
Asmat Art
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Title: Asmat art
woodcarvings of southwest New Guinea
Publisher: [Hong Kong] : Periplus Editions (HK) ; Leiden : Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde ; Amsterdam : in association with C. Zwartenkot, 1999, c1993
Characteristics: xiii, 160 p. :,ill. (some col.), col. maps ;,32 cm
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Dirk A.M. Smidt ; with contributions by Adrian A. Gerbrands ... [et al.]
Contents: The Asmat : life, death and the ancestors / Dirk A.M. Smidt
History : colony, mission and nation / Rene Wassing
Jipae : festival of the mask costumes / Geradus A. Zegwaard
Wowipitsj : the Asmat woodcarver ; Woodcarving art : style regions and motifs / Dirk A.M. Smidt
Brazza : the art of the northeast / Gunter and Ursula Konrad
Catalog of woodcarvings / Dirk A.M. Smidt
Atjametsj : unique collection of statues and shields / Adrian A. Gerbrands
Collection : military, explorers and anthropologists / Adriaan Lamme with Dirk A.M. Smidt
Art today : woodcarving in transition / Jac. Hoogerbrugge
Additional Contributors: Smidt, Dirk
ISBN: 9625933840
Branch Call Number: 709.953 A836 1999
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 154-157) and index
Subject Headings: Art, Primitive Wood-carving, Asmat Indonesia Papua
Topical Term: Art, Primitive
Wood-carving, Asmat
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Fascinating book about the traditional cultural traditions of the Asmat people of New Guinea, for whom all objects, for warfare or domestic life, are named for ancestors. "Traditionally, the cultural life of the village followed a continuous cycle of warfare, and bloody raids were periodical... Read More »


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