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The Resource Natural fashion : tribal decoration from Africa, Hans Silvester ; [translated from the French by David H. Wilson]

Natural fashion : tribal decoration from Africa, Hans Silvester ; [translated from the French by David H. Wilson]

Label
Natural fashion : tribal decoration from Africa
Title
Natural fashion
Title remainder
tribal decoration from Africa
Statement of responsibility
Hans Silvester ; [translated from the French by David H. Wilson]
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"The lower valley of the Omo, at the borders of Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan, remains one of the wildest places in Africa. Over the course of numerous voyages to this forgotten land, Hans Silvester became fascinated by the beauty of the Surma and Mursi tribes, who share a taste for body painting and extravagant decorations borrowed from nature." "In this region of East Africa, the rivers that run through the dry savannahs are home to abundant flowers, papyrus and wild fruit trees, and this luxuriance becomes an invitation to creativity and spectacle. Within hand's reach, a multitude of plants inspire fanciful and ephemeral self-decoration, and the Omo tribes react spontaneously: a leaf, root, seed pod or flower is quickly transformed into an accessory. As in the West one might don a hat, people create caps from tufts of grass. As one would knot a tie or scarf, they ornament themselves with banana leaves or a stem laden with flowers. These decorations are embellished with butterfly wings, buffalo horns, boar's teeth, colourful feathers and the like, and are further enhanced by body painting with pigments made from powdered stone, plants, berries and river mud." "This book provides a priceless record of a unique and increasingly fragile way of life, one threatened by conflict, climate change and tourism."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
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Silvester, Hans
Dewey number
391.650963
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GN419.15
LC item number
S5513 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Body painting
  • Body marking
  • Body art
  • Tribal tattoos
  • Suri (African people)
  • Murzu (African people)
  • Omo River Valley (Ethiopia and Kenya)
Label
Natural fashion : tribal decoration from Africa, Hans Silvester ; [translated from the French by David H. Wilson]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Paris : Éditions de la Martinière, 2007
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
180471399
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9780500543580
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2007905738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)180471399
Label
Natural fashion : tribal decoration from Africa, Hans Silvester ; [translated from the French by David H. Wilson]
Publication
Note
Originally published: Paris : Éditions de la Martinière, 2007
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
180471399
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9780500543580
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2007905738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)180471399

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