The Resource African painted houses : Basotho dwellings of Southern Africa, Gary N. van Wyk

African painted houses : Basotho dwellings of Southern Africa, Gary N. van Wyk

Label
African painted houses : Basotho dwellings of Southern Africa
Title
African painted houses
Title remainder
Basotho dwellings of Southern Africa
Statement of responsibility
Gary N. van Wyk
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Traditionally, Basotho women grow the crops that sustain the family while the men tend the cattle that are their wealth. Like many peoples around the world who live off the land, the Basotho seek the protection and intervention of their ancestors with the forces of nature to insure adequate rainfall, plentiful sunshine, and a peaceful environment. Uniquely, these "prayers" are regularly expressed as inscribed and painted designs on the broad, flat walls of their one-story houses. In recent times the lives of Basotho families have changed considerably, but the women still tend the homesteads and paint their houses freshly every year, for rain washes away the designs over time
  • In this book van Wyk explores the early history of the people - the story of the remarkable king, Moshoeshoe, who united them and kept them independent - and the ceremonies that persist even in the modern world. He describes and illustrates with his color photographs male and female diviners and healers, and the sacred landscape that the people revere. Best of all, excellent photographs of the houses and the painters illustrate the fascinating text
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Van Wyk, Gary
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NA7468.6.L4
LC item number
V36 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sotho (African people)
  • Color in architecture
  • Architecture and society
  • Architecture and society
  • Color in architecture
  • Sotho (African people)
  • Sotho (peuple d'Afrique)
  • Couleur en architecture
  • Architecture
  • Peinture et décoration murales
  • Fassadenmalerei
  • Lehmbau
  • Bildband
  • Lesotho
  • Lesotho
  • Südafrika
  • Süd-Sotho
Label
African painted houses : Basotho dwellings of Southern Africa, Gary N. van Wyk
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9780810919907
Lccn
97036230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37464258
  • (OCoLC)ocm37464258
Label
African painted houses : Basotho dwellings of Southern Africa, Gary N. van Wyk
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9780810919907
Lccn
97036230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37464258
  • (OCoLC)ocm37464258

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