Masks memory ang magic
is certainly one of the most intelligent structures which the nature has
invented. Man’s association with shells reaches back into prehistory.
People who has had them available have used shell in large amounts:
oyster drills in the Mediterranean, thorn oysters in America, cone
shells in Africa, pearls oyster in Polynesia, basket shells in Papua
New-Guinea.In the exhibition there are creative and artistic objects of
ethnic groups from Africa (Dogon and Kuba), Asia (Naga, Kuchin, Akha),
Middle and South America (Maya, Chimů) and Melanesia (Chambri, Abelam).
The pieces of the ethnic cultures reveal us about their organized
societies and elaborated rituals.