Tradition in Tension:
Carving in a Jah Hut Community
The author went to live with and study a Jah Hut Orang Asli/indigenous community for her master's thesis in the late 1970s. What she found was a community which was trying to cope with the loss of their former forest habitat through carving figures for tourists and other outsiders. This occupation had started some 20 years earlier and Couillard hoped to discover what effect this new source of income had on the lifestyle of former hunters and gatherers.135 pages. There are chapters on
- The Craft of Carving,
- The Religious Background,
- The Healing Ceremonies,
- The Iconography,
- Relationship to Natural Resources,
- Relationship to the Wider Jah Hut Community,
- Jah Hut Carvers and the Outside World.
- There are also line drawings, black and white photographs, maps, a bibliography, a glossary and an index.
- Near Fine Paperback. First Edition
Weight 0.30 Kg. . Postage within Malaysia is free
Published by: Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang 1980. First edition
Condition: Near Fine. Paperback.