Silas, Ellis. A primitive Arcadia

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Title: A primitive Arcadia

Published By: London: T. Fisher Unwin Ltd., 1926. 231 p.: ill., map

By line: [by] Ellis Silas

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Trobriands (OL06)

Subjects: Decorative art (531); Representative art (532);

Abstract: Silas, an artist, spent several years living in the Trobriands in a native village. He learned the language. His observations of native life seem to accord very well with the facts presented by Malinowski and other trained observers. Much of the book is concerned with a description of his experiences on the islands. Valuable information on native art work and material culture is presented.

Document Number: 16

Document ID: ol06-016

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: ca. 1920

Evaluation: Artisan-5 (Artist)

Analyst: Frank W. Moore

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Papua New Guinea

LCSH: Trobriand Islanders


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