Continuum Encyclopedia of Native Art: Worldview, Symbolism, and Culture in Africa, Oceania, and North America
"Broad subjects, such as rites of passage, are treated in the general entries. These entries address universal motifs and themes such as the center, the layered universe, the four/six directions, and architecture as a symbol of the cosmos. Other major issues included here are color, the role of animals in art, color symbolism, and the symbolism of the various parts of the human body. This reference also details the reciprocal impact of colonization on native art and native art on modern Western art."--BOOK JACKET.
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Abelam Africa Akan ancestors animals appear art forms Artifacts and Techniques artists Asante Asmat associated Bamana basketry baskets Baule beads beauty Benin birds body called Cameroon canoe carved ceremonies chiefs Chokwe Chumash clan cloth color complex Cosmology creatures dance dead death deities depicted designs divine Dogon earth embody Eskimo face feathers female fertility Glele Golden Stool Guinea Haida Hopi Igbo images important INDEX indigenous initiation Islands ivory kachina king Kongo Kuba Kwoma LAPITA linked living male Mamy Wata Maori masks Masquerades Mississippian Cults mother motifs myth Native Navajo North American Northwest Coast objects Oceania Ojibwa patterns Phenomena and Materials poles pottery primordial Pueblo rainbow represent ritual River rock art royal ruler sacred sculpture Senufo Sepik Sepik River shaman shape shell shields shrines snakes social society soul spirits stools supernatural symbol tion Tlingit tures twins Wandjina Wawalag Western women Yoruba Zuni