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Zande Bark Cloth

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...The Zande constitute a multiethnic society in the heart of Africa, formerly organized in several kingdoms. This melting pot was formed by the admixture of numerous neighboring populations in the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth...

Beaded and Bedecked Kalabari of Nigeria

Joanne B. Eicher

Regents Professor Emerita, University of Minnesota, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beads and Bead Makers : Gender, Material Culture and Meaning

Berg, 1998

Book chapter

...Revision of Eicher (1996) with the emphasis shifted from a concern of local and global issues to gender. Thank you to Barbara Sumberg and Helen Bradley Foster for helpful comments in reorienting the article. Introduction For several...

Lantana Beads: Gender Issues in their Production and Use

Beads and Bead Makers : Gender, Material Culture and Meaning

Berg, 1998

Book chapter

...This chapter is designed to introduce the West African red stone beads called lantana, and to examine their production and uses with particular reference to gender-related issues.Much of the information given in this paper on the history...

Patterns of Production and Consumption in Nineteenth-Century Luxury Cloth Traditions

Judith Perani

Judith Perani Ohio University Norma H. Wolff Iowa State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Norma H. Wolff

Norma H. Wolff Iowa State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cloth, Dress and Art Patronage in Africa

Berg, 1999

Book chapter

...Historically, the city-states of the Sokoto Caliphate and the Oyo Empire were linked through an interdependent economic network, and as a result shared cloth and dress traditions. In the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, Islamized...

Climatic Zones and Cultural Regions

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...It is difficult to regionalize something as complex as African modes of dress and adornment. Contributing features of dress may be influenced by climate, topography, culture, religion, as well as livelihood, including the raw materials...

Djibouti

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The country of Djibouti, formerly French Somaliland and, in 1967, the French Territory of the Afars and Issas, achieved independence in 1977. It has around half a million inhabitants. Djibouti is made up of the Issa, a Somali clan...

Introduction

Karen Tranberg Hansen

Karen Tranberg Hansen is Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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African Dress : Fashion, Agency, Performance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...In more ways than one, this book is about arrivals and departures. It is about global encounters and local reinventions. The contributors demonstrate vividly that what we see, regarding dress, depends on what else we have seen (Hollander...

Historical Context of Leadership, Trade and Art Patronage

Judith Perani

Judith Perani Ohio University Norma H. Wolff Iowa State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Norma H. Wolff

Norma H. Wolff Iowa State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cloth, Dress and Art Patronage in Africa

Berg, 1999

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...The Hausa, Nupe and Yoruba are geographically contiguous ethnic groups historically organized into pre-industrial states with strongly defined systems of leadership. There are no significant geographical barriers between the groups.See...

Continuity and Change in Twentieth-Century Cloth Traditions

Judith Perani

Judith Perani Ohio University Norma H. Wolff Iowa State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Norma H. Wolff

Norma H. Wolff Iowa State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cloth, Dress and Art Patronage in Africa

Berg, 1999

Book chapter

...At the turn of the twentieth century, the area of Nigeria was experiencing increasing foreign influence with the establishment of British colonialism. This resulted in cultural, political and economic change that introduced competitive...

Cache-Sexe

Sandra Lee Evenson

University of Idaho Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The term “cache-sexe” refers to a covering for the female genitals. The term is derived from the French cacher, which means to hide, and sexe, which means genitals. Other terms used synonymously are modesty apron, marriage apron, modesty...