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CUILLERS-SCULPTURES (Spoon-Sculptures). Musee Dapper, Paris, 1991. Organized in association with Museum Rietberg, Zurich. Published by Editions Dapper, Paris. 192 pp. with 189 ills. (116 col.). 30 x 22 cm. ISBN 2906067121 In French.
Illustrating an extensive array of elaborately crafted wooden, ivory and metal spoons produced in many regions of sub-Saharan Africa, this scholarly catalogue presents the first detailed study of the distinctive art form. Includes two essays discussing the symbolism and function of the objects and nine texts examining the regional variations reflected in the exhibited pieces, which date from as early as the 16th century.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Africa
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 054136
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