For the first time, a selection of major pieces from the collection of the Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, augmented by rare objects from other museums in The Netherlands, has been brought together. Many of the objects, some collected as early as 1828, are unique. Recently collected woodcarvings show the versatility of the Kamoro in continuing the tradition while adding innovation changes to their repertoire.
This book, edited by Dirk Smidt, includes a substantial essay by Jan Pouwer on major ceremonial feasts, and contributions by other experts in the field, including Todd Harple, Karen Jacobs, Methodius Mamapuku, and Hein A. van der Schoot.
|Publisher:||KIT (Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen)|
|Product dimensions:||9.40(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
Table of Contents
|About the authors||6|
|History of collecting Kamoro art||14|
|Ancestral heritage and the essence of life||22|
|Kamoro life and ritual||24|
|Rituals of the life cycle||27|
|Kamoro up to the sixties||58|
|Catholic Mission and Kamoro culture||62|
|Kamoro Arts Festival||66|
|Transitional period 1950s||132|
|Kamoro Arts Festival 2000||134|
|Kamoro Arts Festival 2002||142|