Concepts in wood and stone: socio-religious monuments of the Konso of southern Ethiopia
Zeitschrift für Ethnologie • Berlin • Published In 2002 • Pages: 77-101
By: Amborn, Hermann.
AbstractThe Konso are renowned for carved wood sculptures and hewn stone stelae. Artistic elements depicted in these unique objects are described in early accounts of Konso society. By shifting the focus to their deeper meanings and day-to-day cultural functions as memorials of war heroes and ancestors, this article argues that these works of art help the Konso inculcate shared values and ideal images of admired and respected individuals.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- Eastern Africa
- Document Type
- Teferi Abate Adem
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- Konso Special Woreda, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
- Hermann Amborn
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 100-101)
- Konso (African people)