Anthro 201 Art and Society Yoruba Lecture
Anthro 201 Art and Society Yoruba Lecture Anthropology 201
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Yoruba Geography 0 West Africa 0 Nigeria 0 Benin Togo Guinea Coast 0 Americans 0 Urban Historically and now 0 30 million people in modern population Political Geography 0 Kingdom 0 Clans communities Bale leader of clan 0 Regional Chiefs 0 Head of families 0 Leadership order 0 Kingdom Chiefdom 0 Clan Head of family Kinship o Clans o More important than nuclear family 0 Patrilineal o Patrilocal o Polygyny allowed Economics 0 Markets trade Openair market 0 Guilds Specialization o Genders division Subsistence o Varies Horticulture 0 Agriculture Religion 0 Several hundred supernatural beings Olodumare male sources of all life beautiful Onile goddess of motherhood owner of earth 0 The Oricha large group of other beings o Cults Specialists of one god 0 Conduct ceremonies for that god 0 Witchcraft 0 Now a great majority of Yorba people are Muslim and Christian 0 lfa the religion 0 Babalawo diviner healer Art39s role 0 Status 0 Ruler Cult membership 0 Religious practitioners Use in ceremonies Wear 0 Beautiful art con rms status 0 Religion Ceremony 0 Rituals o Favor from orisha Art forms 0 Performing arts Drama Dance Oratory Music 0 Crafts various specialization Family specialties apprenticeship Pottery weaving Carving a Metal work Crafts Weaving 0 Male type horizontal loom narrow fabric 0 Female vertical loom wide fabric Craft Carving o Masks Statues Furniture D cor Martials a Wood Gourds OOOO Ceremonial Status 0 Trade Pottery 0 Mostly women artist 0 Family craftsmanship Metalwork 0 Reason we know they are a complex society 0 Coin money 0 Used in ceremonies Status Art 0 Crown 0 Thrown Art of religion practitioner o Diviner39s lfa bags 0 See it and you know they are practitioners o Diviners tray Music 0 Ceremonial o Mourning ceremonies 0 Traditional religious ceremonies 0 Christian and Islamic songs 0 Instruments Gangan drum Sekere Agogo Body decoration o Woven cotton clothing 0 Beadwork o Scari cation o Identi es what clan you are in Festivals Ceremonies 0 Costumes masks 0 Dance music 0 Religious purposes 0 Ritual purposes 0 Naming ceremonies o Naming a new chief Weddings and more Gelede ritual o Honoring goddess 0 Music 0 Dancing 0 Masks 0 Head dresses an 0 Whole costumes 0 Multiple days What id beautiful 0 Carvings not too real not too abstract 0 Looks human but not awedindividual Perfect granitic human 0 lfarahon clarity of form and line in all elements of gure 0 Smooth surface shining didon 0 Fine details 0 Bilateral symmetry noble upright posture 0 Made with technical skill 0 Prime of life Not to youngchildren Not to oldelder Perfect age is like child baring years 0 Dance a Athleticism o Rhythmic complexity Skill Clam unsmiling No shows of emotions Smooth temperament Artistic philosophy 0 Tradition of art criticism quotknower of beautyquot 0 Beauty ethica goodness 0 Beauty pleases the gods 0 Get the gods favor through making something beautiful 0 Moderation in artistic form and behavior 0 A man may be very very handsome Handsome as a sh within the water But if he has no character Then he is no more then a wooden doll Yoruba man It goes both ways you have to be beautiful on the inside too to gain the favor of the gods