• Short Summary

    EXAMPLES OF DAHOMEAN ART CHOSEN FROM THREE MUSEUM COLLECTIONS ARE ON DISPLAY THIS WEEK AT THE FRENCH CULTURAL CENTRE AT COTONOU.

  • Description

    EXAMPLES OF DAHOMEAN ART CHOSEN FROM THREE MUSEUM COLLECTIONS ARE ON DISPLAY THIS WEEK AT THE FRENCH CULTURAL CENTRE AT COTONOU. THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION AND CULTURE MONSIEUR CHABI MAMA, OPENED THE EXHIBITION.

    THE GERMAN AND UNITED STATES AMBASSADORS TO DAHOMEY WERE AMONG THE GUESTS AT THE OFFICIAL OPENING. AFTER THE CEREMONY THEY TOURED THE EXHIBITION WITH M. MAMA, WHO SHOWED THEM POINTS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST.

    THE EXHIBITS, WHICH INCLUDED REGIONAL COSTUMES, FORMAL MASKS, AND CARVINGS, ARE FROM THE MUSEUMS OF PORTO-NOVO, QUIDAH, AND ABOMEY - THE THREE LEADING HISTORIC CENTRES OF DAHOMEY'S ANCIENT CULTURE AND TRADITION.

    DAHOMEAN CULTURE HAS ALWAYS HAD EXTENSIVE AESTHETIC RESOURCES IN WOOD CARVING AND CLOTH WEAVING. TRADITIONALLY, ART HAD BOTH RELIGIOUS AND SECULAR SIGNIFICANCE, BRASS FIGURINES AND APPLIQUED CLOTH BEING SYMBOLS OF WEALTH AND HIGH POLITICAL POSITION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2IZF5NAI1IKYW2IN2F0XMRQC9
    Media URN:
    VLVA2IZF5NAI1IKYW2IN2F0XMRQC9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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