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Arts and crafts of indigenous Australia / Linda Bruce and Jim Hilvert-Bruce
Bib ID 4511084
Format BookBook
Bruce, Linda
Description South Yarra, Vic. : Macmillan Library, 2009 
112 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm. 
ISBN 9781420269505

Macmillan world library


Through their arts and crafts, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples keep their traditions, stories and culture strong. Arts and Crafts of Indigenous Australia is a bumper hardback volume offering a fascinating insight into how artists tell their stories and maintain their culture. It is a rich resource on the many different art forms.


Includes index.

For primary school age.

Subjects Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Juvenile literature.  |  Handicraft -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.  |  Art - Carving and engraving - Emu egg.  |  Ceremonies.  |  Costume and clothing - Grass skirts.  |  Technology - Dilly bags.  |  Dance - Ceremonial.  |  Art - Rock art.  |  Art - Body art.  |  Fishing - Fish traps.  |  Art - Artists.  |  Religion - Dreaming - Ancestor spirits.  |  Art - Masks.  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Religion - Dreaming - Wandjina.  |  Material culture - Shell objects and decorations.  |  Costume and clothing - Headdress, headbands.  |  Art - Sculpture.  |  Technology - Fibre - Nets - Net making.  |  Art - Painting - Acrylic - Dot.  |  Weapons - Spears - Throwing.  |  Costume and clothing - Necklaces, pendants etc.  |  Weapons - Boomerangs - Throwing.  |  Art - Mural and street art.  |  Recreation - Play - Toys.  |  Art - Crafts - Weaving.  |  Settlement and contacts - Macassans and Indonesians.  |  Art - Painting - Bark.  |  Art - Crafts - Baskets and basketmaking.  |  Art - Textiles.  |  Music - Instruments - Wind - Didjeridu.  |  Material culture - Woven objects.  |  Art - Production - Materials / techniques.  |  Art - Childrens art.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial grounds.  |  Art - Crafts - Education.  |  Music - Traditional - Ceremonial.  |  Technology - Pigments and ochres.  |  Art - Crafts - Mats and mat making.  |  Technology - Containers - Coolamons.  |  Weapons - Shields.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects - Bullroarers.  |  Weapons - Clubs and fighting sticks.  |  Art - Subjects - Dynamic figures / Mimi.  |  Art - Painting - Watercolour.  |  Technology - Wood - Digging sticks.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Mortuary objects - Poles.  |  Art - Toas.  |  Mornington Island (Qld Gulf Wellesley Islands SE54-01)  |  Cape York Peninsula (Qld SC54, SD54, SD55)  |  Torres Strait Islands (Qld TSI SC54, SC55-05)  |  Western Australia (WA)  |  Maningrida (Central Arnhem Land NT SD53-02)  |  Queensland (Qld)  |  Northern Territory (NT)  |  Arnhem Land (NT)  |  Kati Thanda / Lake Eyre (NE SA SH53-04)  |  Groote Eylandt (NT Gulf Islands SD53-07, SD53-08)  |  Gulf of Carpentaria (SD53, SD54, SE54)  |  Kimberley area (WA SD51, SD52, SE51, SE52)  |  Ramingining (Central Arnhem Land SD53-02)  |  Victoria (Vic)  |  Tiwi Islands (NT SC52-15, SC52-16)
Other authors/contributors Hilvert-Bruce, Jim


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