Otthava: Making Baskets and Doing Geometry in the Makhuwa Culture in the Northeast of Mozambique
In the book "Otthava: Making Baskets and Doing Geometry in the Makhuwa Culture in the Northeast of Mozambique" I reflect on practices in the Makhuwa culture, which provide evidence of the geometric considerations operating in basket weaving, and are suitable and appropriate for mathematical and educational exploration. A proper scientific understanding of this knowledge, and the educational value of these manifestations may lead to a better appreciation of the Makhuwa culture. The practices I present in this book belong to the cultural sphere of 'otthava' - weaving, plaiting, interweaving, interlacing, braiding - that is, to basket- and mat- weaving. The topics which are analysed are the making of funnels , hats , fish traps, containers, trays, dance rattles, purses , decorated braids, baskets and handbags, knots and circular mats (292 pp.) Colour versions of the photographs in the book are published in a separate supplement.
- Paperback | 292 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 18.54mm | 508.02g
- 20 May 2010
- London, United Kingdom