Books: A World of Head Ornaments: Africa, Asia, Oceania, America

Books: A World of Head Ornaments: Africa, Asia, Oceania, America

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By Anne van Cutsem

A vast array of hair combs, pins, jewelry made to be woven into braids, nose rings, lip plugs, forehead ornaments and other related objects made out of the most diverse materials, many never before seen, are presented in beautifully composed photographs.

The book is divided into geographical sections and includes 200 annotated photographs, a glossary, an index, maps, and a general bibliography. The author's essay describes the uses and meaning of the objects in different cultures and emphasizes the originality of the pieces.

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