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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Covarrubias, Miguel, 1904-1957
Island of Bali
Published By: Original publisher
New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1938. xxv, 417, x p., plates
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Miguel Covarrubias ; with an album of photos by Rose
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Visual arts (5311);
Verbal arts (5310);
General character of religion (771);
Spirits and gods (776);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Settlement patterns (361);
Cereal agriculture (243);
Religious and educational structures (346);
Special garments (292);
Normal garb (291);
Personal grooming (302);
Musical instruments (534);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Cult of the dead (769);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This excellent ethnographic document on Bali by a famous
artist was based on his personal experiences among the Balinese people in 1930 and 1933.
The author devotes almost two-thirds of his book to Balinese art, drama, and religious
practices which are inextricably bound to their daily life. This monograph also includes
discussions of the environment, family, and the community as well as economic activities.
It is well illustrated with the author's own sketches and color plates. In spite of the
author's sympathetic attitude toward the culture, this interesting and informative study
has remarkable objectivity. Covarrubias' writing skill enables the reader to gain insights
to the complex culture of Bali.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 413-417)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Hesung C. Koh ; 1962; Teferi Abate Adem; 2008
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Balinese (Indonesian people)/Bali Island (Indonesia)