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Flashcards in Africa Vocab Deck (12):
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Bas-relief

low relief

2

Cire perdue

French for lost wax casting

3

Course

horizontal layer of stone used in building

4

Dressed Stone

highly finished, precisely cut block of stone

5

Fetish

inanimate object worshipped for its magical powers or because it is inhabited by a spirit

6

Finial

knoblike architectural decoration usually found at the top point of a spire, pinnacle, canopy, or gable

7

Kente

Ashanti woven textiles

8

Oba

ruler or king

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Scarification

decorations made by scarring

10

Terracotta

medium made from clay fired over a low heat and sometimes left unglazed

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Warp

vertical threads in a weaver’s loom. Warp threads make up a fixed framework that provides the structure for the entire piece of cloth.

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Weft

The horizontal threads in a woven piece of cloth. Weft threads are woven at right angles and through the warp threads to make up the bulk of the decorative pattern.