Marc Felix Mwana Hiti Tanzania Reference Work Zaramo Kwere For Sale

MWANA HITI. LIFE AND ART OF THE MATRILINEAL BANTU OF TANZANIA

by Marc Leo Felix, N. Batuwkisi, B. Tursch, K. Weinrich.

Munchen Fred Jahn Verlag 1990. 28 x 22 cm. 505 pages, 481 photographs, 8 drawings, 3 figures, 12 maps. Text in english and german. Cloth cover, very slight bump on the bottom of spine, otherwise perfect condition, in slipcase. Edition limited to 1,000 copies.

The first treatise on the mwana hiti, the wooden, highly stylized torso of a female figure, this important volume accompanied a major 1990 exhibition of mwana hiti and other objects of Tanzanian art at the Fred Jahn Gallery in Munich. Impressively thorough with almost 500 excellent photographs and containing important essays and research data on stylistic differences, typology, and the ethnography of Zaramo and Kwere peoples of Eastern Tanzania, this study is another impressive work by an author whose writings are a boone to collector and scholar alike. Standardwork on the material culture of Tanzania, with maps showing the typological distribution.

Contents :

- A short history of the Bantu

– The etymology of Mwana Hiti

– Linguistic

– Ethnography of the Zaramo and Kwere peoples of Eastern Tanzania

– Mwana hiti in Zaramoland

– An idea’s journey

Styles :

- who made what ?

– a stylistic and morphological analysis of trunk figurines

– stylistic zones of the Tanzanian hinterland

– stylistic subdivision of african art

– « masters of style »

- stylistic diagnose

Typology :

- typology and taxonomy

– typology table

The cycle of life and the art that enriched it : youth – initiation – maturity – death

Illustrations : trunk figurines – grave markers – gourds – staffs – poles – posts – sticks – flatbar zithers – trough zithers – fiddles – drums – thumb pianos – flageolets – side-blown trumpets – spoons – ladles – hairpins/combs – lidded containers – gameboards – stools – thrones – flywhisks – axes – figures – « magical » horns – masks – terra-cottas

Symbols and icons : symbols – icons – the man on the stool

Conclusions

Bibliography

Ouvrage majeur sur les objets tanzaniens, bien sûr les petites effigies bien connues appelées « mwana hiti » (voir page de couverture) mais aussi les autres productions matérielles d’une grande partie des peuples de Tanzanie comme le montre le sommaire (note : les Makondé et ethnies proches sont étudiés à part dans un autre livre du même auteur « Tanzania » également dans cette vente). Avec cartes de répartition géographique des objets selon leur style.


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