dma logoDallas Sidihoni 2Neu erschienen: Kunst-Band vom Dallas Art Museums zu Südostasien

Mit dabei ist das Foto aus meinem Sidihoni-Buch! 

The new publication of Dallas Art Museum contains my Samosir picture from Sidihoni-Book


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Eyes of the Ancestors. The Arts of Island Southeast Asia

Yale University, Dallas Museum of Art, Reimar Schefold, 2013, 334 pages, pictures & illustrations


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 About the Batak read:


The Art of the Batak of Sumatra, by Achim Sibeth


 Chapter Three. About:

 Eyes of the Ancestors takes an in-depth look at the Dallas Museum of Art’s world-renowned collection of artworks from Island Southeast Asia. Beautiful photography and essays by distinguished international scholars unlock the magic of the island cultures of Indonesia, Sarawak, and East Timor. Leading anthropologist Reimar Schefold introduces these texts, which investigate various indigenous art forms from a fresh art-historical perspective. They describe the contexts, purposes, and aesthetic influences of a range of objects, from intricately woven sacred and ceremonial textiles to carved ancestor figures. Also featured are gold and metalwork designs as well as weaponry and jewelry, most dating back more than a hundred years. A 19th-century mouth mask in the collection, from the Leti Islands, is one of only our known to be in existence. Carved in the shape of a bird’s head, this wooden mask was used in ritual dances. Other spectacular examples from the collection likewise reflect the beliefs and practices of these island peoples.