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Art in Arnhem Land / by A.P. Elkin, and Catherine and Ronald Berndt
Bib ID 750138
Format BookBook
Author
Elkin, A. P. (Adolphus Peter), 1891-1979
 
Printer (Melbourne : Hawthorn Press)
Description Melbourne : Cheshire, 1950 
xii, 123 p. [6] leaves col. plates : ill., map ; 25 cm. 
Summary

Art in Aboriginal life, secular and sacred; mythology and sacred emblems, Djanggewal, Laintjung and Banaitja, the Wauwelak, Rangga; carved wooden human figures and heads, description; painting on the body and on bark; designs used; description and mythological significance of sacred bark paintings; the way to the Dua Island of the dead; a Macassan prau; sex and magic; love magic and art, historical and mythological background; examples of love magic; mortuary art; art and everyday objects, pipes, baskets etc.; effect of European contact on native arts and crafts; list of artists, clans and linguistic groups, tribes.

Notes

Includes indexes and bibliographical references.

Subjects Art -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land.  |  Painting, Aboriginal Australian.  |  Art - Body art.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects - Ranggas.  |  Art - Crafts - Baskets and basketmaking.  |  Death - Mortuary customs.  |  Language - Linguistics.  |  W©Þgilak / Wawilak language (N106) (NT SD53-07)  |  Magic and sorcery - Love magic.  |  Art - Painting - Bark.  |  Art - Subjects - Contact.  |  Stories and motifs - Wawalag Sisters.  |  Sex relations.  |  W©Þgilak / Wawilak people (N106) (NT SD53-07)  |  Material culture - Bark objects.  |  Transport - Water - Sail boats.  |  Art - Art motifs - Human figure.  |  Arnhem Land (NT)
Other authors/contributors Berndt, Catherine H. (Catherine Helen), 1918-1994  |  Berndt, Ronald M. (Ronald Murray), 1916-

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