Welcome to my Austronesian heritage event site honoring Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
. For today's sketching event, Jessie Sung and I will take you on a visual journey through an exotic medley of countries and cultures encompassing parts of Southeast Asia, the South Pacific, Madagascar, and Easter Island. it is important to note that Austronesia encompasses nations and territories predominantly populated by Austronesian-speaking people (over 500 million). It is NOT a race or ethnicity, but rather a collective group of people who share a common language family. Map of Austronesia,
What makes the Austronesians
special people are their very colorful and uniquely patterned costumes, polytheistic beliefs in ancestral spirits, range of practices such as head-hunting, elaborate tattooing, seafaring skills on uniquely designed organic boats, and of course the construction of impressive monuments like the all familar monoliths of Easter Island.
A Brief History of Austronesiahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvAwYX_pR8YThe People of Austronesiahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzsdVUEYzu4History of Austronesia
- For the morning session, focus on the people of Austronesia: their smiling faces, native costumes, or at work doing a daily activity in their natural habitat.
- For the afternoon session, focus on the dances, rituals, warrior training, Oceanic artwork, multi-hull boats, or cultural monuments/icons, archeology of a particular territory, country, or region of Austronesia.
(background information & Great Photos)https://kids.kiddle.co/Austronesian_peopleshttps://amedleyofpotpourri.blogspot.com/2018/08/austronesian-peoples.html
All About Austronesian Culturehttps://austronesianorigin.wixsite.com/austronesianorigin/cultureMelanesian Festival of Arts and Culture https://anywayinaway.com/photography/papua-new-guinea/melanesian-festival/T-H-E P-E-O-P-L-EMaoriMelanesiaMadagascarTaiwanPhilippinesEaster IslandThe Trobriand IslandsNative HawaiiThe Polynesian People-FacesAUSTRONESIAN ARTOceanic Ancient ArtPolynesian ArtPacific Islands Fertility FiguresThe Art of OceaniaScholar Space-HawaiiIndo-Pacific Voyaging At
AUSTRONESIAN DANCESTahitian Maori Hula Polynesian Warrior HulaHistory of Hula Philippine Kalinga
& CordilleraUNDERSTANDING the LANGUAGEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H49-O5Pwc-Uhttps://www.mustgo.com/worldlanguages/austronesian-language-family/LOST ANCIENT CITY of NAN MANDOL(World Heritage Site-UNESCO)https://www.gettyimages.com/photos/nan-madol?phrase=nan%20madol&sort=bestSKIN STORIES- Origins of Tattooinghttps://www.pbs.org/skinstories/history/https://thediplomat.com/2016/11/sacred-ink-tattoos-of-polynesia/
TAPA CLOTH MAKING
(made from inner bark of mulberry and fig trees)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdHOf1Q6GEEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTYg06CtxGwhttps://mnch.uoregon.edu/collections-galleries/tapa-clothweb site by Cecilia Evasco forNYC URBAN SKETCHERSMay 15, 2021