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Art of Oceania - Pacific - Masks - Tapa Cloth and more

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From: Judy Decker (jdecker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Jun 16 2003 - 12:33:05 PDT


Dear Art Educators,

My survey respondents were interested in art of the Pacific -- quite a vast
area to cover! If you have quality sites you have come across - Please post
to the list. I will not be linking all of these - so if this is a topic that
interests you - save images now. If it is masks you want - sort through this
list and pick out the links.

Oceania - brief summaries from Natural History Museum of Florence (some
images - see Melanesia Helmet mask))
http://www.unifi.it/unifi/msn/antrop/route/ocea_eng.htm

Art of Polynesia and Melanesia. Indiana Museum of Art:
http://www.indiana.edu/~iuam/wielgus/polynesia.html

New Guinea Sculpture Garden at Stanford University:
http://www.stanford.edu/~mjpeters/png/index.html

The British Museum - Pacific (enter Pacific and Oceania in Compass search)
http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/world/pacific/pacific.html

Pacific Collection - Australian Museum Online:
http://www.austmus.gov.au/anthropology/collections/pacific/index.htm

Papua New Guinea Online
http://www.niugini.com/pngonline/culture/culture.html

Where Masks Still Dance - Papua New Guinea (from Time - has photographs and
sound - text is a little hard to read)
http://www.time.com/time/reports/newguinea/

Huli People of Papua New Guinea -- Several pages of information - some
images (I probably will not link this):
http://www.accsoft.com.au/%7Edrgcjlom/huli1.htm

Papua New Guinea -Masks and Tumbuans (commercial site - but has background
information - small images):
http://pnghandcrafts.8k.com/ab-masks.html

Kavat Masks - East New Britain
http://www.alcheringa-gallery.com/past/oc4.html

Tribal Artifacts New Guinea (commercial site - but gives brief descriptions)
http://www.newguineaart.com/png-gallery/pngindex.html
Middle Sepik Masks
http://www.newguineaart.com/png-gallery/msmasks.html
Yam masks:
http://www.newguineaart.com/png-gallery/yam2.html

The Sepik - Art and Meaning - View Flash to see illustrations of art
(graphics not photographs) - use
html to read stories:
http://www.panasia.org.sg/sepik/ Nice site.

University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology:
http://coas.missouri.edu/anthromuseum/ethno/oceania.html

Pacific Cultures - Logan Museum:
http://www.beloit.edu/~museum/logan/catalog/pacific/index.htm

Lots of links to explore from Art-Pacific.com
http://www.art-pacific.com/artifacts/guidetoc.htm

Painted Faces are interesting:
http://www.art-pacific.com/artifacts/nuguinea/bilas/bodyart/slperry/paintedo
.htm (add the .htm)

Papua New Guinea - guide to artifacts - brief information given:
http://www.art-pacific.com/artifacts/nuguinea/papuan/gulfmask.htm

Masks from Middle Sepik River - Guide:
http://www.art-pacific.com/artifacts/nuguinea/maskspkc.htm

Papua New Guinea - New Britain - Guide to masks:
http://www.art-pacific.com/artifacts/nuguinea/nbritain/tocmapbk.htm

Encarta -Kanganaman Mask - New Guinea:
http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/RefMedia.aspx?refid=461517850

Art of Oceania - Museum sites with collections:
http://www.art-and-archaeology.com/timelines/oceania/oceania.html
Polynesia links - with thumbnails of images:
http://www.art-and-archaeology.com/timelines/oceania/polynesia.html
Melanesia links - with thumbnail images:
http://www.art-and-archaeology.com/timelines/oceania/melanesia.html

Oceanic masks - New Guinea (commercial site - but quality images):
http://www.michaelhamson.com/masks.htm
http://www.michaelhamson.com/plaited.htm plaited masks

Tatanua Mask - New Ireland:
http://www.beloit.edu/~museum/logan/virtual/tatanua.htm

Sepik Art - New Guinea polychrome vegetable panel
http://www.etciu.com/MUSEUM/M_HTML/ARCHAIC%20%20ART/OCEAN8.html
Art of Nuon Gulf - Mask of Tapa on light Armour:
http://www.etciu.com/MUSEUM/M_HTML/ARCHAIC%20%20ART/OCEAN11.html
See more examples of art - quality images - but no information:
http://www.etciu.com/MUSEUM/M_HTML/PREVIEWS/archaic_art/OCEANIC_ART.html

Metropolitan Museum of Art (click on view ten at a time)
http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/department.asp?dep=5

Museum of Fine Art - Boston - Search New Guinea - Polynesia and Melanesia
http://www.mfa.org/artemis/results.asp

Chris Witcomb's Art History Links (I have not checked these links):
http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHamericasoceania.html#oceania

Oceanic Art - De Young:
http://www.thinker.org/deyoung/collections/collection.asp?collectionkey=39

St. Louis Art Museum - Oceanic Art:
http://www.slam.org/o2.html

Pacific Asian Museum - search by region:
http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org/cgi-bin/mwebcgi/mweb.exe

Dallas Museum of Art - Pacific Collection:
http://www.dm-art.org/Collections/Pacific/pacific_start.htm

Music Archive for Papua New Guinea - has link to sound files:
http://www.scu.edu.au/schools/carts/contmusic/musicarchive/PNGArchive.html

Oceanic Art and Culture - links to check (several museums listed - search
their collections):
http://www.zeroland.co.nz/art_oceania.html

Care and Collection of Bark Paintings (conservation):
http://www.austmus.gov.au/pdf/matcon/barkdo.pdf

Bark cloth New Guinea:
http://www.art-pacific.com/artifacts/nuguinea/barktapa.htm

Tapa cloth - Information and images:
http://art-smart.ci.manchester.ct.us/ar_tapa.html

Tapa cloth - Crizmac:
http://www.crizmac.com/free_resources/newsletter1298.cfm

Tapa Cloth Samoa:
http://www.aotearoa.co.nz/pacific/samoa/about.html
http://www.aotearoa.co.nz/pacific/samoa/gallery.html Gallery)
http://www.aotearoa.co.nz/pacific/samoa/gallery1.html larger size
Tapa making is a traditional art of Hawaii (and islands). The process begins
with stripping the tree to reveal the inner bark. The inner bark is first
cut into strips. Then, it is soaked and pounded with mallets. Natural dyes
are made from the native plants. The dyes vary but are predominantly brown
in color. They are extracted by twisting bark shavings and collecting the
liquid in a bowl. Individual strips of inner bark are then placed together,
and patterns are imprinted upon the tapa cloth. The final stage consists of
outlining the brownish designs with black dye. A single tapa cloth averages
75 feet in length, and is later cut up into smaller pieces as needed.

Bark Cloth:
http://www.encyclopedia.com/html/b1/barkclot.asp

Tapa Gallery (commercial site):
http://www.fairtradezone.com/oldsite/products/tapa/gallery/index.html

Image of Tapa cloth:
http://pancake.as.utexas.edu/juntao/photography/trips/Hawaii_06_15_02/Polyne
sion/tn/p6143253.jpg.index.html (add the rest of this URL)

Tapa Image - from About.com - Maui:
http://gohawaii.about.com/library/gallery/blgallery183.htm

Some information on Tapa cloth
http://www.btinternet.com/~caratexstamps/Articles/tapa_Anderson.htm

Tapa Image:
http://www.tendirections.com/Tapa.htm

Image - Old Samoan Tapa cloth:
http://www.bcgalleries.com.au/t648.html

Tapa cloth (view each region) - Nice resource - has images with most
sections.
http://www.minpac.govt.nz/resources/tools/tapa/
Ngatu - Tonga name for Tapa:
http://www.minpac.govt.nz/resources/tools/tapa/tonga.php

Tapa image:
http://www.4-u-veges.com/tapa_round.html

Music Archive for Pacific Island Nations - has sound files:
http://www.scu.edu.au/schools/carts/contmusic/musicarchive/PacificArchive.ht
ml (add the ml)

Music Archive for New Zealand - has link to sound files
http://www.scu.edu.au/schools/carts/contmusic/musicarchive/NZArchive.html

Music Archive for Australia - has link to sound files
http://www.scu.edu.au/schools/carts/contmusic/musicarchive/AusArchive.html

Judy Decker - Ohio
Jdecker@woh.rr.com
Incredible Art Department
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
http://www.incredibleart.tk

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