Eyes of the Ancestors: The Arts of Island Southeast Asia at the Dallas Museum of Art. 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.

Eyes of the Ancestors

SKU: 059736
$50.00 Regular Price
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  • ISBN

    9780804848589
  • Authors

    Schefold, Reimar (ed.)
  • Extent

    336
  • Format

    Paperback
  • Year

    2016
  • Publisher

    Tuttle Publishing

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