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Features 60 rare paintings, collected in the 1970s/early 1980s, representing an ancient Congolese tradition of abstract art. The original inhabitants of this Central African tropical forest, the Mbuti peoples are hunter-gatherers, famed for their rich polyphonic music and dance. Their painted barkcloths convey a sensory and visual perception of the patternings of this forest world. Introduction by Vanessa Drake Moraga. 60 color plates, with captions, technical information and selected bibliography.