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Folder 11 Quiz - Traditional Art of Islam
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African textiles generally feature long, narrow strips of cloth that are __________ and __________ together to make garments or blankets.
Cowrie shells in artworks by both African and Pacific Island peoples often represent:
The Great Mosque at Djenné in Mali is:
the largest mud-brick building in the world
Some __________ artworks portray animals in a distinctive x-ray style.
Terra-cotta heads with prominent holes in the pupils, nostrils, mouth, and ears were made by the ________ culture of ________.
Nok . . . Nigeria
The cross bars on the Kanaga mask made by the Dogon people of Mali represent ________.
the upper realm of the sky and the realm of the earth below
The Abelam of Papua New Guinea hold festivals in which:
yams "wear" masks
A ________ would activate a nkisi Mangaaka by ________.
ritual specialist . . . driving metal objects into it
The __________ mask was use in agriculture-related ceremonies by the Bamana people.
According to "A Story of Featherwork," Hawaiian featherwork connected:
rulers and subjects. - ?
According to the Shona, sculptures at the Great Zimbabwe represent birds, which they consider to be:
the messengers of the spirits
Twin figures were traditionally made by the Yoruba of western Nigeria:
when a twin died at birth or in infancy
Abstract designs and patterns can convey information that is as important, recognizable, and specific as both representational and narrative imagery.
What is the African Diaspora?
regions impacted by the mass dispersal of Africans by the slave trade or by choice
According to "The Ancient Hawaiian Art of Bark Cloth," traditional Hawaiian arts are based around:
Because they were made of durable materials such as stone, almost every building ever made on the continent of Africa survives.
According to "The Ancient Hawaiian Art of Bark Cloth," kapa is made from __________ bark from the wauke plant.
pounded and felted
What is an important part of the construction method for Hawaiian feather cloaks?
knotting, which reflects the metaphorical binding between humans and gods
The tattooed facial designs of the Maori are so distinctive and specific to an individual that at times they have been used as a form of legal signature.
According to the "How to Look at African Art" handout, a sticky-looking surface generally indicates:
it likely received ritual offerings
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