Munich: 1990. Edition limited to 1,000 copies. 505 pages, text in English and German, 481 photographs, 8 drawings, 3 figures, 12 maps. Cloth cover, new unopened copy. Item #466
The first treatise on the mwana hiti, the wooden, highly stylized torso of a female figure, this important volume accompanied a major 1990 exhibition of mwana hiti and other objects of Tanzanian art at the Fred Jahn Gallery in Munich. Impressively thorough with almost 500 excellent photographs and containing important essays and research data on stylistic differences, typology, and the ethnography of Zaramo and Kwere peoples of eastern Tanzania, this study is another impressive work by an au- thor whose writings are a boone to collector and scholar alike. The edition was limited to 1000 copies.