Art of the Pacific Notes
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Savannah McNealy on Thursday January 28, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ART 316 at Colorado State University taught by Dr. David Riep in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 15 views. For similar materials see Art of the Pacific in Art History at Colorado State University.
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Date Created: 01/28/16
Islands Southeast Asia Con't Thursday, January 28, 212:40 PM Toba Batak Staffs • Tungagal panaluan ( large) ○ Made/used by the Datu ○ Wood, cloth, feathers, hair ○ Used when overseeing a significant ceremony ○ Use staffs to connect with beyond ○ Staffs themselves have a presence ○ Intricately carved with stacked figures § Top two figures are usually human • Tungkot Malehat( short) ○ One figure on top of a smooth shaft ○ Figure filled with magic: Puk Puk § Kidnap kid from another culture, bury him up to his neck, drill a hole in his head, pour molten metal into his head (while alive) and it melts his brain, and that creates Puk Puk § Anytime there's unbalance, you need to get Puk Puk Container for Magical Substances Perminangken • Toba batak, indonesia, sumatra • Wood, Chinese trade ceramic Pagarfigure with pupuk holes • Hang from rafters in communal houses • When you've plugged the holes after filling it with pukpuk, they become magnets for spirits • Linked with status • The stopper is always carved out of wood, mounted rider ○ Singa § Sanskrit for lion § Composite figure □ Buffalo, horse, naga: mythical serpent dragon of the underworld § What the rider is mounted on the stopper ○ Also used to support living space, like gargoyles § Sanskrit for lion § Composite figure □ Buffalo, horse, naga: mythical serpent dragon of the underworld § What the rider is mounted on the stopper ○ Also used to support living space, like gargoyles Architecture • Balemeeting hall • House levels ○ Roof = sky ○ Living space = earth ○ Piles = underworld Textiles • Ritual textile ○ Tampan ○ Pasisir peoples ○ Used when important rites of passage, stages of life • Ceremonial Banner ○ Palepai maju ○ Lampung peoples ○ Reserved for nobility ○ Stylized, abstract • Ceremonial Cloth ○ Pua kumbu ○ Borneo malaysia ○ Iban people ○ Warp ikat cloth § Spin cotton into thread § Master dyer makes dyes § Dying □ Threads tied with a resist material □ Dipped into dye □ Some resist material removed □ Dipped into another dye color § Weving □ Dyed warp threads are strung on a back loom □ Weft threads strung on a are passed under warp yarns § The first time you do this you are considered a woman § The process is considered to be immensely dangerous § Textiles are protective things § Patterns have been passed down § Elder female weavers get a warrior tattoo § The process is considered to be immensely dangerous § Textiles are protective things § Patterns have been passed down § Elder female weavers get a warrior tattoo
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