pottery from Africa
Margaret Courtney-Clarke: My objective in this work is to document an extraordinary art form - vernacular art and architecture in West Africa - that is not transportable and therefore not seen in museums around the world. These images portray a unique tradition of Africa, a celebration of an indigenous rural culture in which the women are the artists and the home her canvas.
Luba Box 1
Dem. Rep. Congo. Most Luba art relates to kings and important chiefs, who defined their power by the display of prestige objects during important ceremonies. The Kingdom of Luba was a pre-colonial Central African state, which is now southern Democratic Republic of Congo. The Luba had a wealth of natural resources such as gold, ivory, copper, frankincense and ebony but they also produced and traded a variety of goods such as pottery and masks.