"Traditional African forms were noticed, described, and brought back to Europe as early as the statues and masks, but none of the books on the subject covers the broad geographic and stylistic range adequately or presents these beautiful objects appropriately." "This volume reaches into practically all of Africa and thus covers an area perhaps 50% greater than that of most books. Similarly, it is unique in treating a broad variety of articles: household objects and weapons, jewelry and textiles, musical instruments and devotional items. The coverage is extensive, but the purpose is not to be encyclopedic; rather it is to present a wide assortment of top-quality utilitarian objects, beautifully photographed, and to give sufficient background information, carefully researched but in a lively, readable format, to enhance the enjoyment of this material as art."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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African art Angola Ashanti Azande Bamum baskets beads Bena Lulua blade bottom bowl bracelets brass tacks Bronze Burkina Faso Cameroon Cameroon Grasslands carved century Chad Chokwe cloth colors copper cowries crosses Cuanhama cultures currency dance decorated Djenne Dogon Endicott Collection esthetic Ethiopia example fiber figure Fulani Gabon geometric designs Ghana gourd handle hide horn important incised iron Ivory Coast Ivory Coast Baule Kamba Karamajong Kenya Kichepo Kirdi knife knives knobs Kongo leather Lega legs Lengola Luba Mali Mangbetu masks material Mbole metal Ndengese neckrests neighboring Ngbaka Niger Tuareg Nigeria Nupe objects opposite patina patterns pendants Peul Fulani pots prestige raffia rings ritual round shape sheath shields Shona silver Songye South Africa South Africa Zulu spoons stools Straw strips Sudan surface Tanzania Terra cotta Terra cotta Diam Tetela traditional tribal Tuareg Turkana tusk Tutsi usually wicker women worn Yoruba Zaire Zaire Kuba Zulu