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Title:Hatumere: Islamic design in West Africa
Author:Prussin, LabelleISNI
Year:1986
Pages:306
Language:English
City of publisher:Berkeley
Publisher:University of California Press
ISBN:0520030044
Geographic term:West Africa
Subjects:Islam
arts
architecture
art
esoteric sciences
Abstract:A survey as well as a theoretical study of the interface between the arts and architecture of West Africa, focusing on the role of Islam in shaping both. 'Hatumere' derives from the Arabic term 'khatem' or seal, used in reference to the amulets written in the form of squares and applied to a range of behavioural situations and contexts in North Africa. The Fulbe term 'hatumere', equivalent to the Mande term 'sebe', has developed into a generic reference to many aspects of self-conscious design in the West African environment.
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