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Powerful Headdresses: Africa/Asia

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In Powerful Headdresses, 120 African and Asian headdresses come to life in marvelous reproductions. Made by remarkably skilled craftsmen, each distinctive form of headwear has an opulence and symbolism of its own. Constructed with plant materials such as fibers, seeds, leaves, and flowers, as well as feathers, shells, teeth, and fur, each of these articles was designated for a different member of society. The headdresses were worn by initiates, hunters and warriors, religious dignitaries and healers, rulers and notables, unmarried girls, married women, and young mothers. Some examples also include iron, copper, silver, and gold. Powerful Headdresses illustrates and explains the signifi­cance of these important cultural symbols, and explains how, as trade increased, knowledge of new techniques and methods of fabrication advanced the decorative beauty of historic headwear.

About the Author

Anne van Cutsem-Vanderstraete, an art historian, is the author of many books, articles, and catalogs on ethnic art and culture.

 

Mauro Magliani is an Italian fine-art photographer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9788874395514
Subtitle:
Africa and Asia
Author:
Van Cutsem, Anne
Author:
van Custem-Vanderstraete, Anne
Author:
Van Cutsem-Vanderstraete, Anne
Author:
Anne van Custem-Vanderstraete
Author:
Anne van Cutsem-Vanderstraete
Author:
Magliani, Mauro
Publisher:
5Continents
Subject:
African
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Publication Date:
20101101
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
120 full-color illustrations
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
11.25 x 9.50 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » African
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Asia and Far East
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Folk Art
Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Sculpture » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Sculpture » Technique

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