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Kota (Visions of Africa Series)

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9788874396078
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Overview

The Kota people, who live in Gabon in the coastal area of western equatorial Africa, have developed an astonishing creativity in representations of their ancestors. Dreamlike figures combine a sharp sense of stylized reality tending toward abstraction with an extraordinary and imaginative use of copper, tin, and iron for purposes of decoration. But what seems at first to have been a matter of aesthetic taste has in fact a symbolic function, as most of the decorative motifs and the choice of the technique are linked to the kinship system or religious beliefs. The reliquary figures and initiation masks of the Kota and Mbete served both as aide-mémoires and as instruments useful in arousing the forces of the netherworld among the Gabonese and Congolese in times past. Together with the Fang byeri and other nkisi punu, they have gradually become the time-honored emblems of a culture paying tribute to ancestral values of the peoples of the African equatorial forest.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Louis Perrois
    Series:
    Visions of Africa
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    160
    Publisher:
    5 Continents Editions (October 1, 2012)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9788874396078
    ISBN-10:
    8874396074
    Dimensions:
    6.5" x 9.5" x 0.75"
    Case Pack:
    10
    File:
    Eloquence-HNA_12042017_221912_COMPLETE_onix21-20171205.xml
    Folder:
    Eloquence
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    $39.95
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