Dvd Arts and Myths - vol.2
- Iatmull Skull
The Iatmul people of New Guinea believe the head contains all the substance of the being. For this reason, they carefully keep the skulls of their ancestors. Once cleaned and "overmodeled," they are painted to resemble the dead person.
- Hopi Doll
This small wooden doll represents one of the kachina spirits which accompany the lives of the Hopi Indians of Arizona. Several hundred Kachinas exist, regularly visiting Hopi villages to bring rain and fertility.
- Chinese shadow figure
In China, shadow-puppets figures are always colorful. Guan Yu, a 3rd-century warrior, symbolizes fidelity and moral rectitude. He joined the Chinese pantheon when he became the god of war, trade, and secret societies. He is a character typical of the popular theater.
- Fon Statue of the God Gu
In voodoo mythology, Gu is the god of war and patron of ironsmiths. In Benin, Gu is still feared as much as worshipped, but it is rare for him to be endowed with human shape. Yet, in the 19th century, a sculptor named Akati Ekplékendo did just that.
- Mask from the Kodiak archipelago
Over the years, the culture of the Alutiiqu, the inhabitants of Alaska's Kodiak Archipelago, has been lost, and it is only now that the memory is beginning to be revived. What is known about this strange "moon-mask," the centerpiece of a unique collection.
- Mnong Gar jar stake
This stake is used by the Mnong people to hold a jar containing rice beer, Both the stake and jar are essential to performing the buffalo sacrifice, an important ritual in Southeast Asia. By sharing a sacrificial meal of rice and buffalo flesh with the gods, one hopes to obtain their protection.
- Arte Vidéo
- NTSC- All areas/ Colour / Dolby digital Stéréo / 4/3 and 16/9
- Languages audio
- German, English, French
- 6 X 26 min. / 156 mn