Art of Berber women
The catalog produced for the exhibition Ideqqi, art of Berber women, is the first paper on the art of pottery Berber in Algeria, specifically female. It is based on the collections of the Musée du Quai Branly, particularly rich.
After an introduction by Marie-France Vivier, curator, Ernest Hamel provides a historical overview of Kabyle pottery, while Claude Presset through iconography selected, moved the manufacturing steps, from mixing to baking.
Dalila Marsly texts have different functions exhibits, including through their household.
The final text by Marie-France Vivier allows the reader to understand the symbolism of the sets, by drawing some comparisons with, for example, tattoos of Kabyle women photographed there are more than forty years by Marc Garanger.
* 96 pages format 20 x 26 cm
* 62 color plates and 97 vignettes (catalog raisonné)
* 3 maps
Retail price: 25 €
isbn 2-915133-59-2 / 978-88-7439-381-7
Co-published Branly / 5 Continents
Marie-France Vivier, honorary curator, collections manager of Northern Africa at the Musée du Quai Branly. She is the author of A Passion for African Art (Joel Cuenot, 2005), Algeria, women's memory (Paris-Musées, 2003).
June 19 to September 16, 2007
Ideqqi, art of Berber women focuses on an authentic popular art form, still largely unknown to the general public. Patterned pottery is a precious and fragile witness to the distant past: rounded and molded, incised or in relief - found in parts of the Neolithic-, painted decorations - which are similar to those vessels Punic and Sicilian pottery. The exhibition highlights the originality of these parts compared to urban pottery, African and highlights their very strong anchor and their close relationship with the ancient art of the Mediterranean.
Curator: Marie-France Vivier, former head of collections of North Africa at the Musée du Quai Branly.
Ideqqi, art of Berber women. Editor Marie-France Vivier. Co-editing the Quai Branly Museum - 5 continents.
* Ernest Hamel, collector of pottery Algerian
* Claude Presset, pottery, specialist pottery techniques and ceramic
* Delilah Marsly, university professor