Nias Tribal Treasures: Cosmic Reflections in Stone, Wood and Gold. W. GRONERT.

Nias Tribal Treasures: Cosmic Reflections in Stone, Wood and Gold.

Delft. Volkenkundig Museum Nusantara. 1990. Stock ID #175663

Map and colour & black & white plates, text-figures and photographic illustrations. 327pp, bibliography and glossary.

Nias is a fairly isolated island in the Indian Ocean, it is part of a long chain of islands which together form the western boundary of Indonesia, the culture which has been perserved here still show traits from the Neolithic period.... Characteristic of the culture was the reflection of the cosmos in the building plan of villages. Megaliths were to be found everywhere..... from the introduction. A sumptuous catalogue from an exhibtion held in Delft to celebrate the 125th anniversary of its Ethnological Museum Nusantara.

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