African Elegance

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Rizzoli International, 1999 - Art - 176 pages
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Africa's rich traditions of crafts and decorative arts are explored here. Concentrating on Africa south of the Sahara, this book highlights the jewellery, beadwork, leatherwork, stone carving, textiles, masks and metalwork of a variety of cultures.

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About the author (1999)

Ettagale Blauer has been writing about crafts and Africa in equal measure for more than twenty years. She has travelled widely in Africa, and has lived in South Africa and Kenya. A native New Yorker, Ettagale received her B.A. from Hunter College, New York. Her numerous publications include a series of books on African nations for Grolier Publishing, as well as South Africa, Coming of Age under Apartheid. She also writes about all aspects of jewelry design - antique, modern and tribal - as well as diamonds and gold, and is the author of Contemporary American Jewelry Design and American Wristwatches: Five Decades of Style and Design. She lives in New York.

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