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Blauer, Ettagale.
African Elegance

New York Rizzoli: 1999.

This lovely book "captures the essence of traditional style as it is reflected in the arts and crafts of the African continent. From elaborate beaded jewelry to beautifully carved wooden vessels, it provides a superb visual record. Drawing upon many years of experience and travel in Africa, the author describes how objects are used in traditional ceremonies and rituals. From the vibrant, carved coffins of Ghana and the treasures made by sixteenth century Benin metalsmiths to sleek studies in serpentine crafted by Shona sculptors of Zimbabwe, this book reveals how people display themselves, communicate with each other, and tell stories based on the time-honored ideas about beauty and design".

Hardcover. 10"x13", 176 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. In fine, clean condition.

Inventory #: 33192
Price: $ 45.00      

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