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Olowe of Ise
Site dedicated to the Olowe of Ise, the master wood carver of the Yoruba, Nigeria.
20.2.2008 | 0 Votes | 0 Comments | 6031 Hits

Kuba Textiles
A detailed and informative article on both embroidered and appliquéd Kuba textiles, by Ann E. Svenson.
7.2.2003 | 0 Votes | 0 Comments | 7314 Hits

KUBA, Kongo, Shoowa Textiles
All about "Shoowa": Raffia textiles incorporating unknotted "velvet" elements have a long tradition in Africa. Accounts of Portuguese travellers in the 16th and 17th centuries carried reports of such fabrics in the Kingdom of Kongo, where they were used as currency and gathered there from all over the region.......

Raphia-Gewebe mit unverknoteten Samt-Anteilen haben eine lange Tradition in Afrika. Die Portugiesen berichteten schon im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert von solchen Geweben im Königreich Kongo, wo diese Stoffe als Währung verwendet wurden und aus der ganzen Region zusammenkamen.......

En Afrique, les tissus en raphia avec des parties en velours ont une longue tradition. Aux 16e et 17e siècles, les Portugais mentionnaient déj‡ ce genre de tissus dans l'ancien Royaume du Congo, o? ces étoffes étaient employées comme monnaie et largement répandues.......
7.2.2003 | 0 Votes | 0 Comments | 8117 Hits

Yoruba, Egbe Omo Yoruba
homepage of the National Association of Yoruba Descendants in North America
17.2.2003 | 0 Votes | 0 Comments | 7113 Hits

Benin Königreich, Nigeria
Deutschsprachige Web-Site zum Thema Benin-Königreich mit aufbereiteter Information auch für Schulen
17.2.2003 | 2 Votes | 0 Comments | 7976 Hits

Kings of Africa
There are still several hundred monarchs on the African continent. While some amongst them have been relegated to the level of touristic curiousities, others still maintain significant traditional and spiritual power.
17.2.2003 | 0 Votes | 0 Comments | 6944 Hits

Yoruba, Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences
The term Yoruba describes a number of semi-independent peoples loosely linked by geography, language, history, and religion. The Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria (see blue area of map) and neighboring Benin and Togo number over 15 million people......
26.2.2003 | 0 Votes | 0 Comments | 6748 Hits

Akan, Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences
Akan is the name of a language spoken in many dialects by related groups of people living in the south-central forest zone and coastal areas of Ghana and in southeastern Ivory Coast. The Asante and Fante are probably the best known Akan groups of Ghana, and the Ivory Coast Akan groups include the Baule and Agni peoples....
26.2.2003 | 0 Votes | 0 Comments | 7506 Hits

CHOKWE and their Bantu Neighbours
Exhibition presented at the Museum Haus der Völker, Schwaz, Austria (May 2 - August 24, 2003) and at Galerie Walu, Zürich, Switzerland (September 5 - November 1, 2003). The beautiful and informative hardcover book presents more than 100 highly evocative and rare Chokwe artworks from well known public and private collections. The accompanying text by Manuel Laranjeira Rodrigues DE AREIA, Department of Anthropology, University of Coimbra, Portugal (in English, French and German) provides short apercu of Chokwe art.
30.4.2003 | 0 Votes | 0 Comments | 6963 Hits

Akan, Ghana and Ivory Coast, Marshall University
This project (Marshall Univ.) is designed as an educational resource to show the relationships between Akan visual arts and Akan verbal genres. It is also to show some aspects of the rich cultural heritage of the Akan of Ghana. Architecture, textile, metal casting, wood carving and much more.
9.5.2003 | 0 Votes | 0 Comments | 7820 Hits

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