You have new items in your feed. Click to view.
Question and answer
Bamana people of Mali are known for their tyi wara ceremonies. Which main artifact do the Bamana people use for the ceremonies?
A selection of African art and artifacts, including masks, symbols of leadership, ancestor sculpture and guardian figures, household items, [ and objects used for personal adornment will continue to be on view in the Ben Shahn Galleries at William Paterson University in Wayne from January 30 through March 4, 2011. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. A
reception will be held in Sunday, January 30, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the galleries. The exhibit is being held in conjunction with the University’s second annual Cross-Cultural Arts Festival. This year’s festival, Africa and the African Diaspora, to be held from March 22 to April 8, showcases the impact and influence of African culture on the visual arts, theater, film and music. The Court Gallery exhibit, titled “Objects of Power,” is a partial selection from the nearly 700 objects donated to the University by Joan and Gordon Tobias, private collectors who frequently traveled to Africa and collected the pieces over a 30-year period. The objects featured in the exhibit include ritual objects used in initiation rites and passages, courtship and marriage ceremonies, spirit and ancestor worship, and seasonal and harvest festivals. “The visual arts and artifacts of Africa are wide-ranging and touch every aspect of daily life,” says Nancy Einreinhofer, director of the Ben Shahn Galleries. “These objects are closely tied to traditional African religious beliefs and the ceremonies that are integral to African tribal communities.” Among the items on display is a carved wood antelope headdress from the Bamana people of Mali. The headdress is strapped to the head and used in harvest ceremonies. The carved animals are a composite of different species of antelope, whose grace and strength is thought to embody the idea qualities of champion farmers. The headdress is worn with a full body fiber costume representing water. Also on view is a seated ancestral statue from the Dogon people of Mali. ]
Expert answered|skerifine|Points 0|
Question
Asked 3/3/2012 9:36:14 AM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
26,604,253 questions answered
Popular Conversations
What is the prisoners dilemma
12/10/2016 3:58:53 AM| 1 Answers
Prisoner's dilemma
12/10/2016 3:59:03 AM| 1 Answers
Moves a selected object to the top of a stack
12/10/2016 4:02:02 AM| 1 Answers
list of signs and symptoms of stroke
12/10/2016 5:53:17 AM| 1 Answers
list of signs and symptoms of a stroke
12/10/2016 5:58:31 AM| 1 Answers
What is the main difference between the economies of China and North ...
Weegy: China is privatizing businesses is the main difference between the economies of China and North Korea. User: ...
12/10/2016 7:18:51 AM| 1 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
P
Points 178 [Total 450] Ratings 1 Comments 168 Invitations 0 Offline
S
P
Points 93 [Total 525] Ratings 0 Comments 93 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 63 [Total 63] Ratings 0 Comments 63 Invitations 0 Offline
S
P
P
Points 51 [Total 730] Ratings 0 Comments 51 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 42 [Total 318] Ratings 1 Comments 32 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 11 [Total 11] Ratings 1 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 8 [Total 8] Ratings 0 Comments 8 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 1] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 1] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 1] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.