On every continent except Antarctica, there are extraordinary indigenous peoples who adorn themselves with the wondrous ornamentation that nature avoids: multicolored clays and dyes,brilliant feathers, and other exotic elements. But as civilization expands, it encroaches on their unique ways of life: their customs have begun to change as they are assimilated into dominant societies. To celebrate these traditions, world-renowned nature photographer Art Wolfe has traveled around the world to observe and document the people and places in Tribes, a remarkable collection of more than 120 photographs. Using his skills as a photographer of the natural world, Wolfe turns his lens on thirty-five diverse groups--among them, the Bumi of Ethiopia, who scar their torsos with raised geometric designs; the Maasai warriors of Kenya, with their towering ostrich plume headdresses and vivid ochre dyes; the Lisu women of northern Thailand, whose indigo turbans are laden with colorful tassels and pounded silver; the men of Samoa, who tattoo their torsos and thighs in marvelous, meaningful patterns; and the Kayapo of the Amazon Basin, who paint themselves with tropical fruit dyes and wear flamboyant headdresses of parrot feathers. But Tribes is more than a simple document of body art: it is a bold celebration of the pageantry and patterns of everyday life. With an introduction by Harvard anthropologist David Maybury-Lewis and a foreword by Iman, Tribes offers a rare glimpse into the world's most fascinating cultures. Taken tribe by tribe, the variety of adornment and cultural experience Art Wolfe has discovered is astonishing; taken as a whole, the collection of photographs is a testimonial to the power of human creation and spirit.
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|Grouped Work ID||3f076f64-594f-56a4-6b6f-cb7bb85075f4|
|Grouping Author||wolfe art|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-10-10 01:06:21AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-05 03:49:57AM|
|available_at_cmc||CMC Steamboat Campus|
|detailed_location_cmc||CMC Steamboat Oversize|
|local_callnumber_cmc||GN418 .W65 1997|
|owning_library_cmc||Colorado Mountain College|
|owning_location_cmc||CMC Steamboat Campus|
Costume -- Pictorial works
Indigenous peoples -- Pictorial works
|title_full||Tribes / by Art Wolfe with Deirdre Skillman|