Greener Journal of Art and Humanities Vol. 5 (1), pp. 001-005, May 2017
Manuscript Number: 101916184
Linear Patterns and Motifs: AN Appraisal of Kambari Patterns and Motifs for Body Decoration
Aliyu Mohammed Bisalla
School of Environmental Studies, Department of Arts and Industrial Design, Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, Nigeria.
This paper attempted to examine the impact of line as the most fundamental element of design for visual communication purposes, different types of lines were also identified with their impressions or gestures, the paper went further to appraise Kambari body markings as patterns and motifs basically represented in lines for body decoration and communication of certain ideals, such as lineage, religion, imparting communal identity and some other distinct social messages in one way or the other. The paper further identify some Kambari body patterns and motifs commonly use for decorative purposes and their meanings.
Keywords: line, Body decoration, Patterns and motifs.
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