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Legend in Clay

Synopsis
Describes the making of very large pots in the Amphlett Islands. The pots, which were exported to obtain sufficient food, played an important part in the utilitarian trade accompanying the Kula ceremonial exchange cycle and large production in still maintained.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film; Film. 16mm. sd. col. 10 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1961
Availability
Hire
Documentation
An introduction based on Malinowski’s account in ‘Argonauts of the Western Pacific’ would be helpful.
Uses
Undergraduates. Postgraduates
Subjects
Anthropology
Keywords
Amphlett Islands; Kula; New Guinea; pottery; social life and customs

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Distributor

Name

Royal Anthropological Institute Film & Video Library, c/o Concord Media

Email
sales@concordvideo.co.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726012
Fax
01473 274531
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG

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