40-1

2019/40/1

ISSN : 0231-844X (print), 2533-5685 (online)
Editor in Chief : Jiří Honzl

TRADITIONS AND INNOVATIONS IN THE CLOTHING OF SOUTHERN ALTAIANS

The study deals with the traditional clothing of the Southern Altaians – Altai-Kizhi and Telengits, living in the territory of the Altai Republic in the Russian Federation, its common features, ethnic specifics and, above all, the changes it has gone through since the second half of the 18th century…

GOTTFRIED LINDAUER AND THE NÁPRSTEK MUSEUM: ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION

Gottfried Lindauer was a Bohemian painter residing and working in Aotearoa New Zealand. His paintings capturing the native people and their life earned him praise and respect from the Māori and Pākehā alike, as well as international recognition within and outside the artistic community. The Naprstek…

MEANS OF TRANSPORT BY UDEHE: THE TRANSFORMATION AND SURVIVAL OF MATERIAL CULTURE

The purpose of this paper is to describe how the material culture of the indigenous hunters and fishermen of the Udehe in the Far East of Russia have been transformed by outside influence, from an autonomous and already sophisticated culture to a dependent and modernized one. The discussion centres…

THE STORY OF STORYBOARDS FROM EAST SEPIK, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

This study analyzes and interprets East Sepik storyboards, which the authors regard as a form of cultural continuity and instrument of cultural memory in the post-colonial period. The study draws on field research conducted by the authors in the village of Kambot in East Sepik. The authors divide…

SPECTACLES AND EMBROIDERED SPECTACLE CASES FROM CHINA IN THE NÁPRSTEK MUSEUM

Spectacles from China appear in many museum collections, and they are popular collectibles in private collections. The collection of ten spectacles and their cases in the Naprstek Museum in Prague shows its technological and material development from the pince-nez type in the second half of the 19th…

IRANIAN BLUE-AND-WHITE CERAMIC JAR

Museum collections often contain items that are inaccurately, or even wrongly, identified. This was the case of a jar belonging to a collection in the West Bohemian Museum in Pilsen. The Iranian jar was apparently acquired at the end of the 19th century and later mistakenly placed in the Chinese…