The making of Bamana sculpture : creativity and gender (Book, 1995) [WorldCat.org]
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The making of Bamana sculpture : creativity and gender

Author: Sarah C Brett-Smith
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Series: RES monographs in anthropology and aesthetics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book describes both the techniques and the rituals used by Bamana artists in Mali, West Africa, when they carve sacred sculpture. It provides a detailed account of the carving process and also  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah C Brett-Smith
ISBN: 0521444845 9780521444842
OCLC Number: 748987383
Description: xx, 352 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. The Bamana universe; 2. The sculptor speaks with spirits: the other world; 3. The human world; 4. Trees and tools; 5. Carving and aesthetics; 6. Sacred secrets; 7. 'The foundation of the world is with women'.
Series Title: RES monographs in anthropology and aesthetics.
Responsibility: Sarah C. Brett-Smith.

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