First  cover of 'BODY ORNAMENTS OF MALAITA, SOLOMON ISLANDS.'

BODY ORNAMENTS OF MALAITA, SOLOMON ISLANDS.

Burt, Ben; Akin, David; Kwa'ioloa, Michael.

168 pp.; 238 illus., mostly in colour, 39 plates in the text, biblio.. Series: Artistic Traditions in World Cultures. London, 2009. Pbk.

book nr. 10580                 € 30,00

This publication offers an account of Malaitan decorative and body arts. The book reviews the significance of body ornaments in Kwara'ae society, and the history of their rejection under the changing circumstances of colonial rule and Christian conversion, illustrated by historical photographs.