Guide to Ivory Coast Mask Carver film, 1969-1970

Summary
Collection ID:
HSFA.2011.13
Dates:
1969-1970
Languages:
No linguistic content; Not applicable
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Physical Description:
1 Film reel
color silent; 700 feet
16mm
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Footage documents a Senufo carver making a mask: 1) chopping a block of wood from a log, 2) carving the mask using hand adzes and knives and 3) painting the finished mask. Also documented is the ceremony in which the mask is used and other dance sculptures are shown.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.

Administration
Processing Information
Titles are supplied by the archivist for untitled films.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated by Anita J. Glaze in 2011.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
HSFA 2011.13.1

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Preferred Citation
Ivory Coast Mask Carver film, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
West Africa Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Côte d'Ivoire Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Senufo (African people) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Masks Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carving (Decorative arts) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
silent films Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Human Studies Film Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
hsfa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa