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Mande Potters and Leatherworkers

Art and Heritage in West Africa
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African archaeology, African history, Art of indigenous peoples, Ceramics, Ethnic studies, Folk art, Social Science, Ethnic Studies - General, Art & Art Instruction, Art, Sociology, West Africa, African, Art / History / African, African Studies, Art Hi
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Among the Mande-speaking groups dispersed throughout much of West Africa, certain artists -- including potters and leatherworkers -- form a spiritually powerful social class in which gender determines craft specialization.

Ceramic water jars and cooking pots are made by the wives and female relatives of Cited by: About Mande Potters and Leatherworkers. Among the Mande-speaking groups Mande Potters and Leatherworkers book throughout much of West Africa, certain artists — including potters and leatherworkers — form a spiritually powerful social class in which gender determines craft specialization.

Among the Mande-speaking groups dispersed throughout much of West Africa, certain artists - including potters and leatherworkers - form a spiritually powerful social class in which gender determines craft specialization.

Ceramic water jars and cooking pots are made only by the wives and female Mande Potters and Leatherworkers book of blacksmiths. Leather objects such as knife sheaths, amulet cases, and, more recently. Near fine book in a very good jacket with very light sun fading along the spine.

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Among the Mande-speaking groups dispersed throughout much of West Africa, certain artists -- including potters and leatherworkers -- form a spiritually powerful social class in which gender determines craft specialization. This is a beautiful book about pottery made by Mande peoples.

It was a great help to me when I did research for a paper on Mande pottery. It was difficult to find books on this subject, so I was so pleased when I found it. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys pottery or African art/5.

While these objects display features common to those of other West African groups, the manner in which they are produced has remained distinctly Mande.

In Mande Potters and Leatherworkers, Barbara E. Frank explores the complex, shifting relationships among the identities of Mande craftspeople, the objects they create, and the technologies they use.

In 3 libraries. Among the Mande-speaking groups dispersed throughout much of West Africa, certain artists - including potters and leatherworkers - form a spiritually powerful social class in which gender determines craft specialization. Ceramic water jars and cooking pots are made only by the wives and female relatives of blacksmiths.

Leather objects such as knife sheaths, amulet cases, and. Her major publications include Mande Potters and Leatherworkers. Art and Heritage in West Africa (Smithsonian,) and an edited volume Status and Identity in West Africa: Nyamakalaw of Mande (Indiana, ). [email protected] Status and Identity in West Africa: Nyamakalaw of Mande Indiana University Press An edited collection, with Barbara Frank, of studies about the nyamakalaw, a professional class of artists and other occupationally defined specialists among the Mande-speaking peoples of West alaw (blacksmiths, potters, leatherworkers, and bards) play powerful roles in Mande society, yet they.

Her major publications include Mande Potters and Leatherworkers.

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Art and Heritage in West Africa (Smithsonian,) selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Book, and an edited volume Status and Identity in West Africa: Nyamakalaw of Mande (Indiana, ). Mande Potters and Leatherworkers: Art and Heritage in West Africa Article in American Anthropologist (2) - January with 38 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Le premier commence dès le revers du grand Atlas pour finir au Niger qui lui sert de limites jusqu'au Sokoto et au sur certains points où les hommes se couvrentde talismans enfermés dans des boîtes en fer-blanc ou des sachets de cuir. Wraps, by cm, xvi pp., illus. in color and black and white.

New. From the back cover: “Among the Mande-speaking groups dispersed throughout much of West Africa, certain artists—including potters and leatherworkers—form a spiritually powerful social class in.

For several groups including the Mande, Dogan, Senufo, Mafa, and Dowayo, only the wives of blacksmiths can be potters (Vincentelli,p. 51). Fulani potters also marry blacksmiths, but they can also be the wives of weavers, leatherworkers, or woodcarvers (Mayor,p. The Mande cultural complex is distinguished by two especially prominent features, one of which is a social structure that divides the society into noble and servile, but also includes a separate professional class of occupationally defined craft specialists and artists (e.g., bards, blacksmiths, potters, and leatherworkers) called nyamakalaw.

Her major publications include Mande Potters and Leatherworkers. Art and Heritage in West Africa (Smithsonian,) selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Book, and an edited volume Status and Identity in West Africa: Nyamakalaw of Mande (Indiana, ).

She also co-edited a special issue of the journal African Arts () on. that time, I had produced a book based on research among Mande potters and.

leatherworkers (Frank ). I took copies to several of the men and women I Mande Potters and Leatherworkers. Art. Near fine book in a very good jacket with very light sun fading along the spine. “Among the Mande-speaking groups dispersed throughout much of West Africa, certain artists -- including potters and leatherworkers -- form a spiritually powerful social class in which gender determines craft specialization.

Ceramic water jars and cooking pots are. Bamana potters are part of a complex social and artistic network among the Mande peoples of West Africa. Identified collectively as nyamakalaw, blacksmiths, potters, bards and leatherworkers form a separate social class from the mostly farmer majority.A woman does not simply choose to become a potter.

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Estimated delivery Dec Ships to Only United States. Limited 5 backers Shipping destination. MANDE POTTERS AND LEATHERWORKERS Set of custom photo cards and a signed paperback copy of my book, Mande Potters and Leatherworkers (Smithsonian Press, /) Less.

Estimated delivery Dec Ships to Only United States. Limited 5 backers Shipping destination. The second part of this article includes post studies and is organized into six sections. The first subsection examines the relevant Archaeological Research, while the second subsection focuses on the major groups of Mande Artists: Blacksmiths, Leatherworkers, Masons, and Potters.

Jidaga (water jar). Sheminfaga (chicken watering pot). Bamadaga ("crocodile"/medicine pot; raised nodules warn people not to touch it). Nadaga (small sauce pot). Jula potter Awa Kouyatè. Frank, Barbara E. Mande Potters & Leatherworkers. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, Print.

The nyamakalaw -- blacksmiths, potters, leather-workers, bards, and other artists and specialists among the Mande-speaking peoples of West Africa -- play powerful roles in Mande society. This book presents the first full portrait of one of Africa's most powerful and least understood social groups.

Constituting endogamous lineages, blacksmiths, potters, leatherworkers, and bards are accorded a special but ambiguous status apart from the rest of Mande society. In an effort to distinguish the misconceptions of outsiders from the ambiguity of the social reality, this book critiques Western perceptions of nyamakalaw that led to the colonial.

Mande Potters and Leatherworkers: Art and Heritage in West Africa. Barbara E. Frank. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, pp. Books Mande Potters and LeatherWorkers: Art and Heritage in West Africa by Barbara E.

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Mande Potters & Leatherworkers. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, Print. Mande Potters & Leatherworkers: Art and Heritage in West Africa by Barbara Frank avg rating — 0 ratings — published ficult to visualize. And although the book is titled Mande Potters and Leatherworkers, the dis-cussion often shifts to Dogon, Tuareg, Bwa, and Fula craftspeople, who are non-Mande neigh-bors of the many Mande groups.

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The resulting portrait is a bit like a group photo taken on. In Search of Sunjata: The Mande Oral Epic as History, Literature, and Performance by Ralph A. Austen ( ) Mande Popular Music and Cultural Policies in West Africa: Griots and Government Policy since Independence by Graeme Counsel ( ) MANDE POTTERS & LEATHERWORKERS by FRANK BE.

( ) Mande by Gail Dimitroff (Jan 1.Handcrafted Maine Katy Kelleher and Greta Rybus K elleher and Rybus — the book’s writer and photographer, respectively — have a broad definition of the word “handcrafted.” Their smart little collection of profiles includes not just traditional makers — potters, weavers, leatherworkers, and sculptors — but also farmers, restaurateurs, lobstermen, wilderness guides, and even a.Pottery making is a very ancient craft in Africa, as some of the oldest pottery remains known in the world were discovered on this continent.

Dating from aro BCE – i.e., one or two millennia after the inception of the Jomon pottery in Japan – they were excavated in the Aïr Region of Niger (West Africa) (Haour, ).

Throughout history, the craft has endured important changes in.