Ethnic Jewellery from Indonesia: Continuity and Evolution

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Editions Didier Millet, 2012 - Antiques & Collectibles - 327 pages
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Ethnic Jewellery from Indonesia: Continuity, Creativity and Evolution is a compelling introduction to the little known visual power and beauty of the body adornments used by the myriad peoples of Indonesia's outer islands, including Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, Sumba and Maluku.

Illustrated with more than 500 rare pieces that have been accumulated since the 1970s by collector Manfred Giehmann, the book explores the depth and breadth of an ancient and magnificent tradition, revealing the fruits of careful documentation that has taken place over a period of decades. It will provide information on the origin, meaning and purpose of the jewellery items, as well as unique insights into the people who crafted and wore the jewellery for ritual or ceremonial functions.

Ethnic Jewellery: Continuity, Creativity and Evolution is a definitive work on the subject and a testimony to the greatness of a fast-disappearing Indonesian tradition.

 

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Contents

Map of Indonesia
8
Preface
11
Introduction
15
Essay
23
Chapter One
50
Chapter Two
130
Chapter Three
164
Chapter Four
194
Chapter Five
252
Chapter Six
288
Bibliography
321
Picture Credits
323
Index
325
Back Cover
329
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About the author (2012)

BRUCE N. CARPENTER is Director of Clinical Training at the University of Tulsa. He has written articles for the "Journal of Applied Psychology" and chapters for several books.

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