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The Hidden World of the Naga: Living Traditions in Northeast India and Burma

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ISBN: 3791328786
Издательство: Prestel Publishing
Год издания: 2003
Страниц: 176
Book DescriptionThis celebration of Naga culture, art, music, and way of life is the first comprehensive examination of the tribes that comprise the "World of the Naga." It contains a wealth of never-before-published images of Naga artworks from museums and private collections. For centuries the Naga, composed of more than 30 individual tribes, have lived in relative isolation in the mountainous area of Northeast India upper Burma. This magnificent book explores the art and culture of the Naga peoples living in a remote region known as the "Last Great Mystery of Asia." Looking beyond the Nagas? past as fierce headhunters, it focuses on their unique way of life that rarely separates the spiritual from the social. Images of important festivals andceremonies reveal a proud people whose animist beliefs and shamanic practices are displayed in gorgeous artwork, jewelry, costumes, traditional architecture and musical instruments.