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Iban art. Sexual selection and severed heads.

HEPPELL (M.)

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ISBN 10: 906832540X / ISBN 13: 9789068325409
Published by KIT PUBLISHERS, 2005
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Ouvrage Neuf L'art des Iban, population de l'île de Bornéo: tissages réalisés par les femmes, sculptures par les hommes, tatouages.** Ouvrage en anglais ** Edition reliée. Exemplaire neuf.Hardcover edition. New copy.Un vol.rel jaq.coul 31x25cm 182pp. 223 ill.coul Glossaire Biblio. IndexExposition : 310x250mm 1177g. Bookseller Inventory # 9789068325409

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Title: Iban art. Sexual selection and severed heads...

Publisher: KIT PUBLISHERS

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Broché

Book Type: Ouvrage Neuf

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The author describes the ikat, sungkit, pilih, and other forms of Iban weaving, the sculptures, the tattooing, metal forging, and other art of the Iban in the context of their oral sagas, stories, poetry, and love songs. He shows how art was used as a pre-literate scholastic aptitude test to ensure intelligent Iban married other intelligent Iban to increase the likelihood that their children were intelligent and were more likely to prosper. Women also chose men on the basis of their prowess at war to ensure the household, physically, was secure. That meant heads and headhunting. The book shows how weaving and headhunting came to be ritualized, the one encouraging the other, so that sexual selection was bound into the Iban's holy trinity of taking heads, growing rice, and birth or regeneration.

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