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  • Judith Decker
    Dear Art Educators, Val Power sent me her (?) web site: http://www.valpower.com/pages/3/index.htm The Stories section will be of interest to those of you
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 4, 2004
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      Dear Art Educators,

      Val Power sent me her (?) web site:
      http://www.valpower.com/pages/3/index.htm

      The Stories section will be of interest to those of
      you teaching multicultural art. Each work is based on
      a story of a different culture. Some of them are
      summarized below. Val studied anthropology in
      undergraduate school.

      From Val:

      Peru: Maize is the primary food of the Inca
      descendents of Peru. It is also used to transcend the
      ordinary through offerings/worship to PachaMama for
      protection/fertility of crops.

      Soul Washer: The Asante of Ghana, Africa. Royal
      attendants known as Soul Washers wear the protective
      'Kra' disk (vital force) to ritually
      purify/replenish Kings vital powers, help stabalize
      and protect the nation.

      Land of the Moon: Egypt. The Egyptian goddess Ipet
      offers the life flame to the soul as it ascends to be
      purified and weighed enroute to its resurrection.

      Arctic Stories: The Ingalik of the SubArctic region
      incorporate these ritual tools in their Mask Dances to
      increase the numbers of game animals.

      Browse all of the art on the site. The Shields are
      interesting too.

      Regards,

      Judy Decker

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