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Creativity and Aesthetics: A Case of Women's Beaded Ornaments in the Kenyan Coast
Available literature on traditional African Art virtually ignores women's creative and aesthetic sensibilities in artistic production. When women's traditional African art is mentioned, focus is made within the crafts, ...
Spirit possession among the Mijikenda
(Kenya Museum Society, 1989)
The Mijikendal believe that illness results from possession by malevolent spirits. Pepo za mwiri, a "spirit of the body", manifests itself in various ailments such as malaria, whooping cough, arthritis and smallpox. Bodily ...
Expressing Power and Status through Aesthetics in Mijikenda Society
(Taylor & Francis, Ltd., 1998-06)
This article pinpoints the dynamic interaction of aesthetics, power and status in 'traditional' society. The article adopts the functionalist approach as being the most appropriate in understanding the multi-functionality ...