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Title: Hawaiian Featherwork: Catalogue Raisonné of Pre-1900 Feathered-God Images, Cloaks, Capes, Helmets
Description: Berlin: Feymedia, 2010. Hardcover. Illustrated by 237 color plates; Colorful museum exhibition catalog of Hawaiian featherwork from European collections. "In Old Hawai'i, only objects of the highest importance were covered with feathers. Feather-covered god images, which could take on divine qualities, were paramount. Chiefs, believed to be descendants of the gods, wore feather-covered cloaks, capes, and helmets in sacred and dangerous situations. For the first time, this catalogue raisonné lists all pre-1900 Hawaiian feathered gods, helmets, capes and cloaks. It presents what is known about their fabrication, color, design, and the meaning of their motifs. It follows the introduction of Hawaiian featherwork into Europe and beyond, and it seeks to explain why and under whose authority these objects left Hawai'i." Volume 3 of a 3 volume project: On the occasion of the Exhibition Willem de Rooij - Intolerance, Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, 18 September 2010 - 2 January 2011 The other two volumes are on Dutch art. English text.; 4; 202 pp.. As New; 9 x 11.25 Hardback in As New condition .

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Price: US$ 160.00 Seller: RugBooks
- Book number: BOOKS010270I



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