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Mystery cloaks Hokkaido motifs

Mystery cloaks Hokkaido motifs
trefwoorden: Japan - prehistorie - paleontologie
Art is part of what makes us human. Primitive or otherwise, though, it is not only about painting pretty pictures, but also about the complex use of symbols and forms of language.
An Australian archaeologist once told me that he had listened to an Aboriginal man talk for three hours about the meaning of a bark painting he had made. What to the uninitiated may have appeared to be no more than an attractive but random series of dots and lines was, the awed archaeologist admitted, in fact part of a complex web of stories and ideas.

Lees verder bij: The Japen Times (17 augustus 2003)