Radiance From The Waters / Edition 1

Radiance From The Waters / Edition 1

by Sylvia Ardyn Boone
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300048610

ISBN-13: 9780300048612

Pub. Date: 08/01/1990

Publisher: Yale University Press

The Sande Society of the Mende people of Sierra Leone is a secret female regulatory society that both guards and transmits the ideals of feminine beauty so fundamental to the aesthetic criteria in Mende culture. In this eloquent and moving book, Sylvia Ardyn Boone describes the Society, its rituals and organization, and the mask worn by its members. Her book is an…  See more details below

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The Sande Society of the Mende people of Sierra Leone is a secret female regulatory society that both guards and transmits the ideals of feminine beauty so fundamental to the aesthetic criteria in Mende culture. In this eloquent and moving book, Sylvia Ardyn Boone describes the Society, its rituals and organization, and the mask worn by its members. Her book is an evocative account of Mende life and philosophy as well as a unique contribution to the study of African art, one based on African conceptions about the person and the human body.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300048612
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/01/1990
Series:
Yale Publications in the History of Art
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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