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  • Charlot, Jean, 1898-1979 (Jean Charlot / Los Angeles, 1978-06)
    "Trimmed to euphonic length, scooped out its inner partitions, the musical bamboo becomes a container for a cylinder of air. As the performer, most usually one of a group, drops it forcefully and rhythmically with a ...
  • Charlot, Jean, 1898-1979 (Jean Charlot, 1978-06)
    "Crushed, the root of the plant is diluted into a liquid that smells and tastes of earth even more than water. Each step of kava making obeys rules evolved along the centuries. Here the mixing bowl is shaped in the highly ...
  • Charlot, Jean, 1898-1979; Kistler, Lynton R., 1897-1993 (Jean Charlot, 1978-06)
    "The single bamboo pictured in Derua tied on man to one note. There is here what, eye, appears to be a giant panpipe, bunched bamboos trimmed and tuned to unequal lengths giving at each pounding a complex chord. The ...
  • Charlot, Jean, 1898-1979; Kistler, Lynton R., 1897-1993 (Jean Charlot, 1978-06)
    "The craft of plaiting mats is a woman's prerogative. Gathering and drying the pandanus leaves, splitting each leaf to proper width and tucking under artfully its edges. Hand -plaited mats are an indispensable accessory ...
  • Charlot, Jean, 1898-1979 (Jean Charlot, 1978-06)

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