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Riji and Jakuli : Kimberley pearl shell in Aboriginal Australia / Kim Akerman with John Stanton
Bib ID 597400
Format BookBook
Author
Akerman, Kim, 1947-
 
Description [Darwin] : Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences, 1994 
xii, 73 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps : 25 cm. 
ISBN 0724528423
Series

Monograph series (Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences) ; no. 4.

Summary

Detailed study of the uses of pearl shell in Aboriginal culture; sources of shell, material types, manufacturing and engraving tools and techniques; function - personal adornment, magic and sorcery, ritual; use in exchange - distribution modes and exchange routes; description and meaning of motifs - geometric (meander, zigzag, interlocking key) and figurative (traditional and nontraditional); historical developments in the 20th century; utensils - shell; portable art; arts - change; arts - crafts; arts - techniques; ornaments; ritual objects - other; trade and gift exchange.

Notes

Bibliography: p. 65-67.

Subjects Pearl-fisheries -- Western Australia -- Kimberley.  |  Mother-of-pearl.  |  Glyptics -- Western Australia -- Kimberley.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Kimberley -- Industries.  |  Arts, Aboriginal Australian -- Western Australia -- Kimberley.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Kimberley -- Artifacts.  |  Art - Art motifs.  |  Material culture - Shell objects and decorations.  |  Costume and clothing - Pubic covering.  |  Costume and clothing - Necklaces, pendants etc.  |  Art - Production - Materials / techniques.  |  Art - Crafts.  |  Kimberley area (WA SD51, SD52, SE51, SE52)
Other authors/contributors Stanton, J. E. (John Edward), 1950-  |  Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences
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