The Resource Punu, Louis Perrois & Charlotte Grand-Dufay ; [translation, Isabel Ollivier]

Punu, Louis Perrois & Charlotte Grand-Dufay ; [translation, Isabel Ollivier]

Label
Punu
Title
Punu
Statement of responsibility
Louis Perrois & Charlotte Grand-Dufay ; [translation, Isabel Ollivier]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Situated in the south-west of Gabon, the Punu are part of a group of people known essentially for their white masks. These objects, which continue to impress collectors and enthusiasts of African art, had already fascinated Western artists at the start of the 20th century. The idealized realism of the face covered with white clay, the slightly narrowed eyes, the mouth with finely-edged red lips and the sophisticated head-dress composed of several locks of plaited hair are some of the stylistic features of these masks. The volume examines the context of ritual use of these important objects, which the Punu and related peoples would bring out for their dances. This study of the Punu traditions and their overlap with the history of other peoples in southern Gabon is also pursued through an examination of other, less well-known objects, such as the statues for magic uses, amulets, and musical instruments." --Book Jacket
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Cataloging source
IAD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perrois, Louis
Dewey number
391.434
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
GT1748.G2
LC item number
P4713 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Grand-Dufay, Charlotte
Series statement
Visions of Africa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Masks, Punu
  • Masks
  • Punu (African people)
  • Punu (African people)
  • Wood sculpture, Gabonese
Label
Punu, Louis Perrois & Charlotte Grand-Dufay ; [translation, Isabel Ollivier]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [145]-157)
Contents
  • Punu society
  • Village life in the past
  • Beliefs, cults and rites in South Gabon
  • Ancestral spirits and the spirits of nature
  • Secret societies in South Gabon
  • Okuyi, a dance of the Mwiri
  • dancers
  • White masks and black masks
  • Punu white mask, an emblem of identity
  • stylistic overview of Punu white masks
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • comparative approach
  • study corpus
  • brief geography of white masks in South Gabon
  • Punu-Lumbu style centre
  • Variants on the 'classical' Punu-Lumbu white masks
  • Peripheral styles
  • Sculptures and moveable objects
  • mystery of the 'white masks', a cultural heritage
  • Punu Art
  • white masks and sculptures of South Gabon
  • history, culture and traditional rites of the Punu
  • discovery of the white masks in Europe
  • history of the Punu and related peoples from the Congo to Gabon
  • Bayaka migrations
  • Punu identity
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
157 p.
Isbn
9788874394012
Note
Provided by the Frank Allen Family Research Fund
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2191469-01umb_inst
  • 2332646
  • (Sirsi) i9788874394012
  • (OCoLC)244301482
Label
Punu, Louis Perrois & Charlotte Grand-Dufay ; [translation, Isabel Ollivier]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [145]-157)
Contents
  • Punu society
  • Village life in the past
  • Beliefs, cults and rites in South Gabon
  • Ancestral spirits and the spirits of nature
  • Secret societies in South Gabon
  • Okuyi, a dance of the Mwiri
  • dancers
  • White masks and black masks
  • Punu white mask, an emblem of identity
  • stylistic overview of Punu white masks
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • comparative approach
  • study corpus
  • brief geography of white masks in South Gabon
  • Punu-Lumbu style centre
  • Variants on the 'classical' Punu-Lumbu white masks
  • Peripheral styles
  • Sculptures and moveable objects
  • mystery of the 'white masks', a cultural heritage
  • Punu Art
  • white masks and sculptures of South Gabon
  • history, culture and traditional rites of the Punu
  • discovery of the white masks in Europe
  • history of the Punu and related peoples from the Congo to Gabon
  • Bayaka migrations
  • Punu identity
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
157 p.
Isbn
9788874394012
Note
Provided by the Frank Allen Family Research Fund
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2191469-01umb_inst
  • 2332646
  • (Sirsi) i9788874394012
  • (OCoLC)244301482

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