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Vanuatu Sand-drawings


Language: English

The Vanuatu drawings are produced directly on the ground, in sand, volcanic ash or clay. Using one finger, the drawer traces a continuous meandering line on an imagined grid to produce a graceful, often symmetrical, composition of geometric patterns. This rich and dynamic graphic tradition has developed as a means of communication among the members of some 80 different language groups inhabiting the central and northern islands of Vanuatu.


on this subject: Nomination file/Dossier de candidature


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Place/region: Vanuatu, Asia and the Pacific
Series: 2008 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Duration:
Production and personalities:
Director: Katie Hayne, Anna Zagala, Stephen Zagala
Publisher: Vanuatu Culture Centre
Coproducer/sponsor: The Centre for Cross-Cultural Reseach; The Australian National University; UNESCO
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Rights: Vanuatu Culture Centre
 

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTITH-2008-00073-VUT.DV
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Vanuatu Culture Centre