Plumes and Pearlshells: Art of the New Guinea Highlands por Natalie Wilson

Plumes and Pearlshells: Art of the New Guinea Highlands por Natalie Wilson

Titulo del libro: Plumes and Pearlshells: Art of the New Guinea Highlands

Autor: Natalie Wilson

Número de páginas: 172 páginas

Fecha de lanzamiento: October 27, 2014

ISBN: 174174105X

Editor: The Art Gallery of New South Wales

Nombre del archivo: plumes-and-pearlshells-art-of-the-new-guinea-highlands.pdf


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Spectacular exchange ceremonies involving hundreds of dancers festooned with elaborate body adornments including highly prized bird of paradise plumes and the revered kina, or pearlshell is something for which the peoples of the New Guinea highlands are renowned. Appreciating the sophistication and sheer beauty of these adornments, Stanley Gordon Moriarty assembled one of the finest collections including exquisitely constructed head dresses, arm- and legbands, ear- and nose-rings and necklaces, made of feathers, shell, bark cloth, animal and plant fibres and natural pigments. This book presents highlights from this extraordinary collection, now held by the Gallery, as well as other superb pieces used in rituals, war and daily life such as rare gourd masks, painted shields, carved spears, woven and carved figures, textiles and dance masks.