Art and Craft in Africa: Everyday Life, Ritual, Court Art
The beautiful African objects presented in this book bear witness to the diverse esthetic and technical accomplishments of more than 100 African tribes, revealing the innate beauty of simple objects such as bowls, baskets, and masks, plus elaborate examples of weaponry, textiles, beadwork, and jewelry. 170 color illustrations.
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Brass is widely used in West Africa as far as Zaire, to make jewels of very
sophisticated design. lf gold was extensively used among the Akan of Ghana and
in Senegal, brass and copper served the same purpose everywhere else.
Copper was ...
The art of metalwork The making of weapons requires knowledge of techniques
for working brass, copper, and most of all iron. The production of brass, copper
and bronze is documented in Africa since the beginning of the first millennium AD
Hand weapon (Variant of the 'Toucan Beak' design.) Kele, Nzabi, Mbede. Gabon
Finely forged steel. Handle wrapped in copper wire. L: 31 cm. Barbier-Mueller
Museum, Geneva. Page 130 120. Sickle-shaped sword Ngombe and Doko. Zaire
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Most museum exhibitions and books on African art focus on masks and figurative sculptures, largely ignoring many types of objects common in African cultures that "demonstrate an aesthetic sensibility ... Read full review
lntroduction The art of the object in Black Africa 8 Headrest
Furnishings for the hut and palace 13 Private collection
The colourful world of textiles and woodbark
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