Powerful Headdresses: Africa and Asia

van Custem-Vanderstraete, Anne

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In Powerful Headdresses, 120 African and Asian headdresses come to life in marvelous reproductions. Made by remarkably skilled craftsmen, each distinctive form of headwear has an opulence and symbolism of its own. Constructed with plant materials such as fibers, seeds, leaves, and flowers, as well as feathers, shells, teeth, and fur, each of these articles was designated for a different member of society. The headdresses were worn by initiates, hunters and warriors, religious dignitaries and healers, rulers and notables, unmarried girls, married women, and young mothers. Some examples also include iron, copper, silver, and gold. Powerful Headdresses illustrates and explains the signifi­cance of these important cultural symbols, and explains how, as trade increased, knowledge of new techniques and methods of fabrication advanced the decorative beauty of historic headwear.

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Anne van Cutsem-Vanderstraete, an art historian, is the author of many books, articles, and catalogs on ethnic art and culture.

 

Mauro Magliani is an Italian fine-art photographer.

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Title: Powerful Headdresses: Africa and Asia
Publisher: 5Continents
Publication Date: 2010
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
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Book Description Five Continents Editions, 2010. Book Condition: new. English Text. Milano, 2010; clothbound, pp. 200, 140 col. plates, cm 24x28,5. InPowerful Headdresses, 120 African and Asian headdresses come to life in marvelous reproductions. Made by remarkably skilled craftsmen, each distinctive form of headwear has an opulence and symbolism of its own. Constructed with plant materials such as fibers, seeds, leaves, and flowers, as well as feathers, shells, teeth, and fur, each of these articles was designated for a different member of society. The headdresses were worn by initiates, hunters and warriors, religious dignitaries and healers, rulers and notables, unmarried girls, married women, and young mothers. Some examples also include iron, copper, silver, and gold.Powerful Headdressesillustrates and explains the signifishy;cance of these important cultural symbols, and explains how, as trade increased, knowledge of new techniques and methods of fabrication advanced the decorative beauty of historic headwear. Bookseller Inventory # 2004539

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Book Description Five Continents Editions. Hardback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Powerful Headdresses: Africa and Asia, Anne van Cutsem-Vanderstraete, Over the centuries, craftsmen have applied their creativity and technical skills to exploit the generous resources of Nature to marvelous effect. In this case they have employed seeds, leaves, flowers and fibers from the plant world, along with feathers, plain or iridescent shells, teeth, and fur from the animal kingdom to fashion objects of astonishing beauty, enhanced with the addition of elements in iron, copper, silver, and gold. Down through time such materials have always provided the basis for magnificent headdresses of all variety, including hats, caps, crowns, and headbands. In time, as the conditions of trade and pilgrimage routes improved, rare materials and manufactured products spread all over the globe, as well as new knowledge, techniques, and methods of fabrication. Each class of individual sported a distinct type of headdress: initiates and adults, hunters and warriors, religious dignitaries and healers, rulers and notables; unmarried girls, married women, and young mothers. In each case the author explains their opulence and symbolism to the reader. Bookseller Inventory # B9788874395514

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