Host of Devils: The History and Context of the Making of Makonde Spirit Sculpture / Edition 1 by Zachary Kingdon, Kingdon Zachary | | 9780415277273 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Host of Devils: The History and Context of the Making of Makonde Spirit Sculpture / Edition 1

Host of Devils: The History and Context of the Making of Makonde Spirit Sculpture / Edition 1

by Zachary Kingdon, Kingdon Zachary
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415277272

ISBN-13: 9780415277273

Pub. Date: 06/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

A Host of Devils provides an in-depth account of the background, origin and development of the spirit figure sculptures, which emerged during colonial times among the Makonde people of Mozambique. The creation of such works is shown to connect with a regional system of knowledge and practice, within which spirits function as a format for expression. The book describes

Overview

A Host of Devils provides an in-depth account of the background, origin and development of the spirit figure sculptures, which emerged during colonial times among the Makonde people of Mozambique. The creation of such works is shown to connect with a regional system of knowledge and practice, within which spirits function as a format for expression. The book describes the ways in which the sculpture emerged, as well as the author's experience of learning how to carve.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415277273
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/01/2002
Series:
Studies in Visual Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The Makonde


1. The Origins of Makonde Ethnic Identity
2. The Regime of the Companhia do Nyassa
3. The Cotton Regime, 1938-1961
4. FRELIMO and the Liberation Struggles
5. The Makonde Diaspora in Tanzania

Part II. Cosmology and the Body
6. Cosmology and Power
7. Mapiko Masquerade
8. The Paradox of the Dancing Dead
8. Tattooing: the Mask of Defiance
9. Mastery in the World

Part III. Carvers and Patrons
10. The Carver in Pre-Colonial Makonde Society
11. Nyekenya Nangundu and the Origins of
Blackwood Carving
12. Colonial Patronage
13. Mohamed Peera and the Dar es Salaam School

Part IV. Apprenticeship
14. Fundi Hendrick Thobias
15. Carving Lessons: The Carving Process
16. Carving Shetani
17. Carving Mawingu


V. Spirits, Affliction and Expression
19. Spirits and Shetani Sculpture: Hendrick's Oeuvre
20. The Iconography of Spirit Representation
21. Some Cultural Significances of Spirits
22. Deprivation and Expression
23. Spirit Sculptures as Objects of Reflection
24. Spirit Sculptures as Instruments of Mediation

VI. The Role and Position of the Sculptor
25. The Blackwood Carver as Migrant
26. Samaki Likankoa and the First Shatani Carvings
26. A Category of the Artist?
27. The Position and Project of the Sculptor

VII. Realms of Mastery and Subjugation,
Instruments of Mediation and Passage
28. Originality, Play and Exchange: Negotiating Environments of Confidence and Anxiety
29. Artifacts, Ontology and Identification
30. The Texture of Play

VIII. Conclusion: the Creative Project
31. Mpingo and Personhood
32. The Creative Project
18. Mpingo: The Sculptural Medium


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