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Women of Aibom

Synopsis
The making of a wide variety of pottery by the women of this village in Chambri lakes, Sepik district, New Guinea, which relies on trading pots for much of its subsistence. Explains the full process of pot-making and shows how legends influence the designs on the pots. Shows briefly the making of sago and explains how sago is exchanged for pots.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film; Film. 16mm. sd. col. 30 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1961
Availability
Hire
Uses
Undergraduates. Postgraduates.
Subjects
Anthropology
Keywords
New Guinea; pottery; social life and customs; women

Credits

Director
Boris Cook

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Distributor

Name

Royal Anthropological Institute

Contact
Susanne Hammacher (Film Officer)
Email
film@therai.org.uk
Web
https://www.therai.org.uk/film/film-sales External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7387 0455
Fax
020 7388 8817
Address
50 Fitzroy Street
London
W1T 5BT
Notes
The Institute sells more than 250 anthropology and ethnology titles on video and DVD, including some produced by students and staff of the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology. There is also a large library of internationally produced film and video productions from which items may be borrowed within the UK.

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