The Making of Bamana Sculpture - Creativity & Gender - Brett-Smith - Hardcover For Sale

The Making of Bamana Sculpture - Creativity & Gender - Brett-Smith - Hardcover


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The Making of Bamana Sculpture - Creativity & Gender - Brett-Smith - Hardcover:
$74.00

The Bamana (also called Bambara) people in Mali, West Africa are well known for their unique statues, masks, and headdresses, and most books on African art include various examples of their creations.
This book is different in that it describes in great detail the making of such Bamana sculptures including choosing & cutting the tree, the place and timing of the carving, and the various rituals required to end up with the desired spiritual object. Additionally, the author makes us more familiar with the living conditions and culture of the Bamana society to get a better understanding about the importance and uses of the sculptures.
To this end, the 352-page book includes field interviews with Bamana elders, a description of the techniques and rituals used by the blacksmith-sculptors, and 60 photographs documenting the whole process.
The book's dimensions are approximately 10 1/4" high x 8" wide x 1" thick.This book is like new except that I added several pencil marks in the margins (see photographs).To prevent damage in shipping the book will be packaged in a rigid carton box. Free shipping with USPS Media Mail is included in the price.


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