OP 143: The Forest, Source of Life: The Kelabit of
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A study of the way in which the Kelabit relate to their natural environment to construct a socially and cosmologically ordered world, through their relationship with the rainforest, particularly the use of forest materials in craftwork, and through the growing of rice. Catalogues of the collections made by the author for the British and Sarawak Museums are included, with frequent links to the text, and there are numerous photographs of hunting and gathering, of collecting of handicraft materials, and of items being made and in use. The volume will be of interest to scholars of Borneo and to those interested in the social and symbolic significance of material culture, as well as to those interested in the relationship between humans and their natural environment.
Product code: cmc0861591437
Price category: £25 to £50
World culture: The modern era
Subtitle: Occasional Paper no.143
Author: Monica Janowski
Number of pages: 10
llustrations: 120 colour
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