The exhibition gives you insights into the life and thought on four continents, in the past and the present. Regional emphases are the South Seas, the Sahara Desert, West Africa, Eastern Siberia as well as Pre-Columbian Costa Rica.
Tapas, the manille card game, a Walap canoe, Kente cloth or carp leather – there is much to discover.
An adventurous story of exploration since the last Ice Age is shown. Settlement, navigation, shipbuilding, fishing: cultural variety illustrated by the trader culture of the Tami Islands and the fisherwomen on the Sepik¬ River of New Guinea.
Observe the wealth of forms and colors of nomadic life in the desert as illustrated by the Berbers and the Tuareg people: tent culture, salt production and trade, caravan transport, blacksmithing, leatherworking.
West and Central Africa:
Rural cultures prevail here, illustrated with granaries, household goods, and agricultural implements. Mas¬ks, statues, musical instruments, fabrics and brass casting products are testimony to artisanal and artistic skills.
A Pre-Columbian archaeological collection. Which people are concealed behind tools, weapons, figures, vessels, jade and gold jewelry?
The Nivkh people, a fishing and gathering people on the mouth of the Amur River around 1900 with summer and winter houses, with shamans, a bear cult and fur-bearing animal hunting and clothing made of carp leather.
Department of society: