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The Magic of Makishi : Mask & Traditions in Zambia

Author :  Henrik Ellert ,Ian Murphy and Daniel Ball

Product Details

  • Country United Kingdom
  • Publisher CBC Publishing,London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN0951520997 ; 9780951520994
  • FormatHardBound
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2005
  • Bib. Info144p.
  • Product Weight750 gms.
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Product Description

The very essence of MAKISHI is the summoning and reincarnation through the medium of mask and costume, of a particular creature or kinship ancestor from the spirit world to perform specific functions amongst the living during important social and cultural events. Makishi reinforce ties with the past and reminds people of their history, culture and the role of the individual in society. Those makishi that feature prominently in the cultural life of the Luvale, Chokwe, Mbunda and Luchazi of north-western Zambia (and neighboring Angola and Congo) evoke powerful and vivid images of a fascinating culture and history.

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