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...Fifteen of my young men died one day because I said I must have a certain red cloth that was thrown down [to my rivals] as a challenge.African fashion exists, a point that has been firmly established by many recent essays, monographs...


Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Madagascar is by far the largest of the islands lying off the coast of Africa, yet its traditions of dress and personal decoration are distinctively different from what is found even on adjacent parts of the continent. They also show...