Eyes Of The Ancestors: The Arts Of Island Southeast Asia At The Dallas Museum Of Art


by Schefold, Reimar (Ed.)

Eyes Of The Ancestors: The Arts Of Island Southeast Asia At The Dallas Museum Of Art

Price:  US$36.00   (SGD50.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 336 pages
Published:  2016, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780804848589
SB#:  059736 (704)

About This Book

Lavish photography and groundbreaking new texts unlock the magic of the island cultures of Indonesia, Malaysia, and East Timor through examples of textiles, sculpture, and metalwork from this prestigious collection. Leading anthropologist Reimar Schefold introduces these texts, which investigate various indigenous art forms from a fresh art-historical perspective. They describe the contexts, purposes, and aesthetic influences of a range of objects, from intricately woven sacred and ceremonial textiles to carved ancestor figures. Also featured are gold and metalwork designs as well as weaponry and jewelry, most dating back more than a hundred years. A 19th-century mouth mask in the collection, from the Leti Islands, is one of only our known to be in existence. Carved in the shape of a bird's head, this wooden mask was used in ritual dances. Other spectacular examples from the collection likewise reflect the beliefs and practices of these island peoples.


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