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    Fatal Beauty: The Traditional Weapons from Central Africa
    2009-11-27 16:21:00
    2010-08-31 13:53:00
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    Leanne Chien
    Fatal Beauty: The Traditional Weapons from Central Africa
    Leanne Chien
    By TraNews Reporter Lin, Tzu-Chien

    KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN (TraNews) – Co-hosted by Kaohsiung National Science and Technology Museum, National Museum of History and Hong Kong Folk Art and Culture Co., Ltd., “Fatal Beauty: The Traditional Weapons from Central Africa” is scheduled to debut on February 28, 2009 at Kaohsiung National Science and Technology Museum. A total of over 550 pieces of cultural relics will be on display, and every single piece of weapon is a masterpiece, combining the elements of arts and practical use.

    The types and changes of traditional weapons from Central Africa have somehow exceeded our expectations, many of which were evolved from the production tools; however, due to their fine production and decoration, these weapons have highly artistic value. Usually these weapons were recognized as a symbol of royal status or identity. Meanwhile, some of traditional weapons from Central Africa also retained some certain meanings of ancient tribal rituals and legends, for example, the bird’s head axes were used in rites of passage and the wooden knives were used in the night of new moon (the night of spiritual soul). (Photo provided by Kaohsiung National Science and Technology Museum)
    2009-11-27 16:21:00
    2010-08-31 13:53:00
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