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Dance Headdress ("Chiwara")
14 in. x 25 in. x 6 in. (35.56 cm x 63.5 cm x 15.24 cm)
Wood, metal, and fiber
Gift of Victor and Paula Zurcher
The Stanford Museum Centennial Handbook (Stanford, 1991), p. 41, repr.; Lindsey Rinder, “African Art at Stanford University” in “African Arts” vol. 32 (UCLA, Los Angeles, 1999), fig. 4, pg. 70, repr.
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Science or art of cultivating the soil, harvesting crops, and raising livestock. W [April 1996 descriptor moved. November 1995 related term added. July 1993 descriptor moved. February 1991 alternate term added.]
Gatherings of people wearing masks, disguises, or costumes, often of an elaborate or fantastic nature; activities often include dancing. [June 1996 related term added. January 1995 descriptor added.]
Elaborate coverings or objects for the head, especially those worn for ceremonial or ornamental purposes.
Multicellular organisms having cells bound by a plasma membrane and organized into tissue and specialized tissue systems that permit them to either move about in search of food or to draw food toward themselves. Unable to make their own food within themselves, as photosynthetic plants do, they rely on consuming preformed food. They possess a nervous system with sensory and motor nerves, enabling them to receive environmental stimuli and to respond with specialized movements.
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