African Ceremonies. Carol Beckwith, Angela Fisher.
African Ceremonies
African Ceremonies
African Ceremonies
African Ceremonies
African Ceremonies
African Ceremonies
African Ceremonies
African Ceremonies
African Ceremonies
African Ceremonies
African Ceremonies
African Ceremonies
African Ceremonies
African Ceremonies
African Ceremonies
African Ceremonies
African Ceremonies
African Ceremonies
African Ceremonies

African Ceremonies

New York: Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, 1999. Color photographs. First Edition. Cloth. INSCRIBED by the AUTHORS, 2 volumes, folios, Foreword Malidoma Patrice Somé, profusely illustrated with more than 800 magnificent full-color photographs of numerous tribes and peoples, slipcase with color photos inlaid on covers & gilt lettering on spines, bibliography, index, photographic endpapers in both volumes, 384 & 360 pages. colour illus. throughout. biblio. index. Very Fine / Slipcase. Item #2706
ISBN: 0810942054

A magnificent collection of beautiful and striking photographs throughout Africa. Important as a reference.

"A portion of the royalties from the sale of this book will be used to assist the peoples of Africa during times of need"--from the copyright page.

From the collaborative duo who created four award-winning books on Africa (Africa Adorned; Maasai; Nomads of Niger; and African Ark) comes this outstanding two-volume survey of the continent's rites, rituals, and ceremonies.

The two-volume folio set documents 43 ceremonies in 26 countries and is divided into six sections: birth and initiation; courtship and marriage; royalty and power; seasonal rites; beliefs and worship; spirits and ancestors.

There are more than 800 splendid color photographs that accompany the text which carefully describes many ceremonies --including controversial Maasai clitoridectomy. The authors lived with each group they photographed and were thereby able to achieve a level of intimacy that infuses their fascinating and colorful images.

INSCRIBED to a fellow artist. EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION internally & externally! Heavy volumes that may require extra postage.

Price: $245.00

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