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Malanggan: Art, Memory and Sacrifice

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Shortlisted for the Katharine Briggs Folkore Award 2003

Malanggan are among the most treasured possessions in the Pacific, yet they continue to confound anthropologists. Central to funerals in New Ireland, these 'death' figures are intended to decompose as symbolic representations of the dead. Wrapped in images that are conceived of as 'skins', they are both visually comple
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 1st 2002 by Bloomsbury Academic
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