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  • Art and Death in Southern Côte d’Ivoire, Page 1 - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
    Divination Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang 1902 1906 Masquerades Among the Dan People Mbari Art as Process in Igboland Military Arts of the Fante Nature Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger Sculpture of the Bamana Jo Society Signs and Symbols in African Art Graphic Patterns in Burkina Faso Textiles in Mali The Art of Burkina Faso The Status of Dogon Visual Culture Visual Symbols of Self South Sotho Arts and Initiation Weaving in Southern Nigeria Women s Art and Initiation in Mendeland Yoruba Gelede Masquerade Young Women in Contemporary Zulu Society Art and Death in Southern Côte d Ivoire by Robert Soppelsa US State Department Art in Embassies formerly Washburn University Mmaso field pots at Moosou Côte d Ivoire 1979 Photo by Robert Soppelsa In the forests and lagoons of southwestern Ghana and southeastern Côte d Ivoire live the Akan peoples who speak closely related languages The Akan often have centralized political systems and share belief in Nyame a creator god Their arts include gold objects and objects for the weighing and storage of gold fine textiles and terracotta portrait sculptures sometimes called mma that commemorate dead royalty These are used

    Original URL path: https://africa.uima.uiowa.edu/topic-essays/show/28 (2016-02-13)
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  • Art and Initiation Among the Yaka and Suku, Page 1 - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
    in Africa Komo among Tagwa Senufo Peoples in Southwest Burkina Faso Kuba Art and Rule Life in the Cameroon Grasslands Luba Art and Divination Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang 1902 1906 Masquerades Among the Dan People Mbari Art as Process in Igboland Military Arts of the Fante Nature Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger Sculpture of the Bamana Jo Society Signs and Symbols in African Art Graphic Patterns in Burkina Faso Textiles in Mali The Art of Burkina Faso The Status of Dogon Visual Culture Visual Symbols of Self South Sotho Arts and Initiation Weaving in Southern Nigeria Women s Art and Initiation in Mendeland Yoruba Gelede Masquerade Young Women in Contemporary Zulu Society Art and Initiation Among the Yaka and Suku by Arthur Bourgeois Professor Emeritus Governors State University Suku regional chief Democratic Republic of the Congo 1976 Photo by Arthur Bourgeois A mfumu misala Suku regional chief wears a head covering known as misango mayaka a beaded bicorn hat purchased from the Pende The hat form is traditional to the great Lunda and Luwa Sonde chiefs to the southeast of the Yaka and Suku but is not the traditional

    Original URL path: https://africa.uima.uiowa.edu/topic-essays/show/3 (2016-02-13)
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  • Art and Initiation in Western Zambia, Page 1 - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
    and Brass Bangles Ifa Divination Igbo Art in Social Context Islam and Islamic Arts in Africa Komo among Tagwa Senufo Peoples in Southwest Burkina Faso Kuba Art and Rule Life in the Cameroon Grasslands Luba Art and Divination Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang 1902 1906 Masquerades Among the Dan People Mbari Art as Process in Igboland Military Arts of the Fante Nature Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger Sculpture of the Bamana Jo Society Signs and Symbols in African Art Graphic Patterns in Burkina Faso Textiles in Mali The Art of Burkina Faso The Status of Dogon Visual Culture Visual Symbols of Self South Sotho Arts and Initiation Weaving in Southern Nigeria Women s Art and Initiation in Mendeland Yoruba Gelede Masquerade Young Women in Contemporary Zulu Society Art and Initiation in Western Zambia by Manuel Jordán Musical Instrument Museum formerly Birmingham Museum of Art Angola Chokwe peoples Mwanangana figure of a chief Wood hair hide H 40 6 cm 16 Kimbell Art Museum Fort Worth Texas Art Resource NY AP 1978 05 Chokwe people trace their origins to Lunda migrations in the 16th century Two important characters in the shared

    Original URL path: https://africa.uima.uiowa.edu/topic-essays/show/20 (2016-02-13)
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  • Art and Life Among the Zaramo of Tanzania, Page 1 - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
    Kuba Art and Rule Life in the Cameroon Grasslands Luba Art and Divination Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang 1902 1906 Masquerades Among the Dan People Mbari Art as Process in Igboland Military Arts of the Fante Nature Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger Sculpture of the Bamana Jo Society Signs and Symbols in African Art Graphic Patterns in Burkina Faso Textiles in Mali The Art of Burkina Faso The Status of Dogon Visual Culture Visual Symbols of Self South Sotho Arts and Initiation Weaving in Southern Nigeria Women s Art and Initiation in Mendeland Yoruba Gelede Masquerade Young Women in Contemporary Zulu Society Art and Life Among the Zaramo of Tanzania by Diane Pelrine Indiana University Art Museum Millet stalk truck with its maker Hamisi Mbegwe Zaramo peoples Tanzania 1985 Photo by Diane Pelrine The Zaramo peoples are mainly farmers living along Tanzania s coastal plain in and around Dar es Salaam As with most East African peoples figural arts are not a prominent part of Zaramo life Instead a look at Zaramo arts is a look primarily at daily life at objects that Westerners are likely to label crafts But

    Original URL path: https://africa.uima.uiowa.edu/topic-essays/show/7 (2016-02-13)
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  • Art and Rule in the Benin Kingdom, Page 1 - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
    among Tagwa Senufo Peoples in Southwest Burkina Faso Kuba Art and Rule Life in the Cameroon Grasslands Luba Art and Divination Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang 1902 1906 Masquerades Among the Dan People Mbari Art as Process in Igboland Military Arts of the Fante Nature Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger Sculpture of the Bamana Jo Society Signs and Symbols in African Art Graphic Patterns in Burkina Faso Textiles in Mali The Art of Burkina Faso The Status of Dogon Visual Culture Visual Symbols of Self South Sotho Arts and Initiation Weaving in Southern Nigeria Women s Art and Initiation in Mendeland Yoruba Gelede Masquerade Young Women in Contemporary Zulu Society Art and Rule in the Benin Kingdom by Barbara W Blackmun Professor Emeritus San Diego Mesa College Oba Erediauwa II the Oba of Benin at Igue Ceremonies in the Royal Palace Benin City Nigeria December 1981 Photo by Barbara W Blackmun Once a year the Oba hereditary king of the 800 year old Edo Kingdom of Benin in Nigeria is the focus of a national ceremony called Igue designed to bless and guide the kingdom The elaborate regalia of coral

    Original URL path: https://africa.uima.uiowa.edu/topic-essays/show/4 (2016-02-13)
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  • Art from the Ijo Spirit World, Page 1 - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
    Cameroon Grasslands Luba Art and Divination Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang 1902 1906 Masquerades Among the Dan People Mbari Art as Process in Igboland Military Arts of the Fante Nature Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger Sculpture of the Bamana Jo Society Signs and Symbols in African Art Graphic Patterns in Burkina Faso Textiles in Mali The Art of Burkina Faso The Status of Dogon Visual Culture Visual Symbols of Self South Sotho Arts and Initiation Weaving in Southern Nigeria Women s Art and Initiation in Mendeland Yoruba Gelede Masquerade Young Women in Contemporary Zulu Society Art from the Ijo Spirit World by Martha G Anderson Alfred University War canoe appearing at celebrations in honor of the clan chief Ekowe Bomo clan Central Ijo peoples Nigeria 1979 Photo by Martha G Anderson The Niger River forms a vast network of waterways tropical forests and mangrove swamps before it empties into the Atlantic Ocean The Ijo have lived in this remarkable environment for several millennia and their beliefs echo its striking contrasts between land and water rainy and dry Ijo art and ritual often involve canoes and other prominent features of the

    Original URL path: https://africa.uima.uiowa.edu/topic-essays/show/21 (2016-02-13)
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  • Art of the Bamana Blacksmith, Page 1 - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
    and Brass Bangles Ifa Divination Igbo Art in Social Context Islam and Islamic Arts in Africa Komo among Tagwa Senufo Peoples in Southwest Burkina Faso Kuba Art and Rule Life in the Cameroon Grasslands Luba Art and Divination Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang 1902 1906 Masquerades Among the Dan People Mbari Art as Process in Igboland Military Arts of the Fante Nature Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger Sculpture of the Bamana Jo Society Signs and Symbols in African Art Graphic Patterns in Burkina Faso Textiles in Mali The Art of Burkina Faso The Status of Dogon Visual Culture Visual Symbols of Self South Sotho Arts and Initiation Weaving in Southern Nigeria Women s Art and Initiation in Mendeland Yoruba Gelede Masquerade Young Women in Contemporary Zulu Society Art of the Bamana Blacksmith by Patrick McNaughton Indiana University Savannah with Niger River Joliba Great River or Mother of Rivers Mali Photo by Patrick McNaughton In the vast Savannah lands of western Sudan three great and vast empires arose and during the course of their histories blacksmiths seem very clearly to have played prominent roles as manufacturers of weapons and much more

    Original URL path: https://africa.uima.uiowa.edu/topic-essays/show/40 (2016-02-13)
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  • Bamana Women’s Pottery, Page 1 - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
    the Bobo and the Bwa Frafra Leatherwork and Brass Bangles Ifa Divination Igbo Art in Social Context Islam and Islamic Arts in Africa Komo among Tagwa Senufo Peoples in Southwest Burkina Faso Kuba Art and Rule Life in the Cameroon Grasslands Luba Art and Divination Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang 1902 1906 Masquerades Among the Dan People Mbari Art as Process in Igboland Military Arts of the Fante Nature Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger Sculpture of the Bamana Jo Society Signs and Symbols in African Art Graphic Patterns in Burkina Faso Textiles in Mali The Art of Burkina Faso The Status of Dogon Visual Culture Visual Symbols of Self South Sotho Arts and Initiation Weaving in Southern Nigeria Women s Art and Initiation in Mendeland Yoruba Gelede Masquerade Young Women in Contemporary Zulu Society Bamana Women s Pottery by Barbara Frank SUNY at Stony Brook Bamana potter Seban Fané Kunògò Mali 1991 Photograph by Barbara E Frank Bamana potters are part of a complex social and artistic network among the Mande peoples of West Africa Identified collectively as nyamakalaw blacksmiths potters bards and leatherworkers form a separate social class from

    Original URL path: https://africa.uima.uiowa.edu/topic-essays/show/5 (2016-02-13)
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