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Kastom
Author: Crispin Howarth

ISBN: 9780642334336
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1 February 2013
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 22.0 x 1.27
Description:
Kastom: Arts of Vanuatu showcases a unique collection of the National Gallery of Australia. During the early 1970s an impressive array of traditional arts through a program of field collecting on the Islands of Ambrym and Malakula. Central to many traditional practices, better known as 'Kastom', are masked performances and displays of sculpture including iconic upright slit drums. Even after a century of dual colonial and Christian religious influences kastom remains strong in Vanuatu. A selection of these intensely visual works created for ritual events realised in wood, over-modelled with clay, feathers, pig tusks, stone and other surprising mediums such as tree fern are discussed and it is surprising to learn these arts are remarkably unchanged to those from over a century ago as kastom is an inseparable part of Ni-Vanuatu culture.

About the Author

Kirk Huffman is an ethnologist and anthropologist specialising in the 'art', ritual and material culture of Vanuatu. He has published and lectured widely, and has helped produce numerous cultural radio and television pr...

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