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Art and Decoration of Central New Guinea By Barry Craig

Art and Decoration of Central New Guinea

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Covers the full range of decorated material from the Mountain-Ok region of central New Guinea. The author provides an historical and ethnographic overview of the area and then relates certain objects and their decorative style to the religious and ritual life of the people.

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Art and Decoration of Central New Guinea by Barry Craig

Covers the full range of decorated material from the Mountain-Ok region of central New Guinea. The author provides an historical and ethnographic overview of the area and then relates certain objects and their decorative style to the religious and ritual life of the people.

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About Barry Craig


After obtaining his Bachelor's degree in anthropology and a Diploma of Edcuation at the University of Sydney, Barry Craig arrived at Telefomin in Central New Guinea in 1962 to become head teacher of the school there. During his spare time over the next three years he carried out research into the material culture and art style of the area. In 1972-3 he carried out a year of research in the upper Sepik area and, whilst Curator of Anthropology at the Papua New Guinea National Museum from 1980 to 1983, he made two further visitos to central New Guinea.

Table of Contents


Introduction; The people; Houses, settlement patterns and relic and trophy arrays; Houseboards and warshields; Other decorated objects; Symbolic significance and function or art and decoration; Relatinships with neighbouring styles of design; Further reading; Museums to visit

Additional information

GOR002059438
Art and Decoration of Central New Guinea by Barry Craig
Barry Craig
Shire ethnography
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
1988-08-11
72
0852639414
9780852639412
N/A
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