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    AN EXHIBITION OF AFRICAN SCULPTURE OPENED IN PARIS TODAY (WEDNESDAY). EACH OF A HUNDRED TRIBES?

  • Description

    AN EXHIBITION OF AFRICAN SCULPTURE OPENED IN PARIS TODAY (WEDNESDAY). EACH OF A HUNDRED TRIBES ARE REPRESENTED BY A SINGLE SCULPTURE -- THE FIRST KNOWN WORK OF THE TRIBE CONCERNED.

    FROM THE NALU TRIBE, WHO LIVE ON THE COAST OF GUINEA, A LONG, HORIZONTAL WOODEN MASK IN WHICH HUMAN FEATURES ARE COMBINED WITH THOSE OF CROCODILE, ANTELOPE AND OTHER ANIMALS. WATER-SPIRIT MASKS LIKE THIS ARE COMMONLY FOUND IN WESTERN GUINEA.

    THE BAFUM TRIBE, NATIVES OF THE CAMEROON GRASSLANDS, ARE REPRESENTED BY A WOODEN FIGURE OF A MALE HOLDING A BOWL -- A CARVING THAT WAS USED IN MAKING OF OFFERING TO THE SPIRITS.

    THE BANGWAS ARE SAID TO BE THE MOST ACCOMPLISHED OF ALL THE GRASSLAND TRIBES. THEY ARE CERTAINLY UNIQUE IN THE WAY THEY EXPLORE THE SPIRAL POSSIBILITIES OF THE HUMAN BODY. THEIR WOODEN SCULPTURE SUGGESTS MOVEMENT AND DANCE IN A WAY RARELY ATTEMPTED IN AFRICA.

    HEAD DRESS MASKS ARE COMMONLY FOUND IN NIGERIA AND THE NEIGHBOURING PARTS OF THE CAMEROONS. BUT HIGHLY CUBISTIC FOUR-FACED HELMET MASKS, SUCH AS THE ONE ON SHOW, ARE PECULIAR TO NIGERIA'S KEAKA TRIBE.

    THE BALUBA TRIBE -- THE LARGEST COMPLEX OF CULTURALLY RELATED TRIBES IN THE CONGO. THEIR TWO WOODEN FIGURES ON SHOW ARE SAID TO BE THE BEST OF "THE LONG-FACED STYLE OF BULI"
    FROM THE BAKOTA TRIBE OF THE CONGO'S HINTERLAND COMES A FIGURE IN WOOD AND BRASS THAT IS ALMOST COMPLETELY TWO-DIMENSIONAL. AND FROM THE JEBBA TRIBE OF NIGERIA THE BRONZE FIGURE OF A BOWMAN IN SLATTED ARMOUR. IT'S ONE OF THE FOUR LARGEST CAST BRONZE FIGURES YET FOUND IN BLACK AFRICA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD4KHMF1X0E9TOEO48EKX4RUIT
    Media URN:
    VLVAD4KHMF1X0E9TOEO48EKX4RUIT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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