They performed with gold and in-gold copper alloy, which is also known as “Tumbaga.” This was used to make finely worked pendants, bracelets, ornaments, earrings, and clothing adornments. The clothing usually consisted of jaguars and eagles. The artistic findings attribute to funeral figurines and masks that represent birds. The ceramic vessels they molded were reddish brown and were decorated mainly by modeling.
Starting in 2800 BCE the islanders began to bury their dead in “stone lined pits sealed with stone slabs known as cist graves.” Alongside drinking and eating implements were items produced by potters, now referred to as “frying pans”, due to their shape. The name comes from, “their shape spirals and circles”. The decorations on the “frying pans” were sometimes abstract renderings of ships. Frying pans may have been “palettes for mixing cosmetics or once polished, they may have been served as an early kind of mirror.”
The Calatagan Ritual Pot is an artifact dating to prehistory. It’s considered as “earthenware”, meaning that the materials used to make the pot are organic (like clay). It has inscriptions on its shoulder (near the mouth of the pot), and is one of the only artifacts with that kind of ancient writing, which is why the National Museum considers it as a National Cultural Treasure.
They used stone and bronze chisels. Tlachtli was a game played by the Inca. The losing team was sacrificed to the gods, as in Aztec religion. Artifacts were made out of clay pottery, gold, and other precious metals. The Inca used slingshots, arrows, and short spears for weapons.
They made cooking boxes, canoes, masks for storytelling and totem poles out of cedar wood. Totem poles were carved with a curved knife and were painted with paints made from such items as berries, seashells and charcoal. Paintbrushes were made out of human hair or porcupine hair. Totem poles were used to tell stories or a family’s history since they had no written language. This was the way they were able to record stories and the details of important events that were past down from generation to generation.
There were also other many jobs such as people who were tradesmen. Such as a potter,shoemaker, and a candle maker. All of these jobs people had to worked with by using their hands. A potter was a man who made pots for cooking to serve his or her’s peopeand on top of that he also sculpted.
The Anasazi were well known for their excellence in pottery. Overall, they were very advanced with art. Pottery was a personal thing; one type could only be found locally. It was usually very colorful and passed down from mother to daughter. Besides pottery, the Anasazi practiced weaving, leatherwork, made jewelry, and made baskets.
The museum holds an impressive collection of pottery from the Greek era (575-500 BCE). The pottery of the ancient Greeks with their intricate forms and elaborate decorations are truly awe-inspiring. The painted decoration in the pottery is the work of a laser beam guided by a highly sophisticated computer programming. The lines flow with extreme precision to form a perfectly shaped images. Moreover, the materials (paint, wood, clay, etc.)
During these travels, she build up a large collection of African sculptures as well as Mozambican doors that she often used as frames for her work. Many of her still lifes features bowls of fruit, among other things, and her sculptures. This is a brilliant example of cultural appropriation. Statues in African cultures, are not used for aesthetic purposes, they are functional objects used in ceremonies and rituals by tribes and villages. They are created for this purpose and are often destroyed after they have served their use.
Tools such as pots, pans, knives and gridirons assisted chefs as they cooked. Boiling was a common ways to prepare meat. To preserve meat, salting or pickling was used. When the rich would eat, it was common for them to have their food decorated, because they wanted food to look as good as it tasted. One example of this is the use of props.
Different parts of our culture today have roots in history. The production culture, how a product gets from creation to us, is based off of the historical “outwork” process. Today, different jobs have unions that protect the workers. This working culture has evolved from the working conditions during the Industrial Revolution. In 1884 Europeans met to decide the future of Africa. Africa 's economy was greatly affected and the economic culture there still feels the effects. Africa 's economic culture largely supports other nations economies and damages their own. The production, working, and economic cultures of today are direct consequences of the Industrial and Imperialistic eras.