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The Decorative Art of the Amur Tribes (Jesup North Pacific Expedition Ser., No. 4)

Laufer, Berthold; Hambly, Wilfrid D; Linton, Ralph

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ISBN 10: 0404581048 / ISBN 13: 9780404581046
Published by A M S Press,
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Reprint. 2002. Hardcover. May have a remainder mark. Fine. No Dust Jacket. Bookseller Inventory # BD1673

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Title: The Decorative Art of the Amur Tribes (Jesup...

Publisher: A M S Press,

Binding: Hardcover

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 Excerpt: ...being ornamentally conventionalized. Fig. 6, Plate x1v, represents a paper pattern showing a design for embroidering a shirt. In the centre is a circle, around which are grouped four tortoises (a), strongly conventionalized. Around it, on both sides, two bands forming four circles and two ellipses are symmetrically arranged. In every circle there is a roe Cervus capreolus L.), b; two snakes (muiki), d; and a bird (V), called tewerko, the species of which I have not yet been able to determine. Each ellipse contains a frog (Jiana temporaries L.), e; two spiders (atkomama), f; and two gadflies (shigaxtd), g. Outside of these f1gures a number of animals are represented standing along the edges of the pattern. There are four mosquitoes, h; four chimney-swallows (Hirundo rustica L.), i; four snakes, d; four stags (Ccrvus claphus L.), j; and four fawns (Cervus capreolus L.), k. In the paper pattern shown in Fig. 20 the same picture is represented eight times. In it the following animals are represented: a jumping tiger (a) with open jaws, the fore-legs with paws outstretched, with only one hind-leg, and tail upturned; an eagle grasping a fish in its beak (d), this conception being very likely derived from the cock holding the same little creature in its beak; a flying wild duck (c); a musk-deer with a design of a conventionalized bipartite fish on its body (d); a fox lying in ambush (V); frogs (./ andg); a horse and its rider (//); an eagle flapping its wing and having a foot with three outstretched claws (z); what is said to be a glutton (/&). Fig. 21 represents nearly one-fourth part of a paper pattern that is divided again into two symmetrical parts. The ornaments are distributed over four large and twenty-six small quadrangular and ten triangular fields. I...

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