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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...

Why Do They Call it Kalabari? Cultural Authentication and the Demarcation of Ethnic Identity

Joanne B. Eicher

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

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Tonye V. Erekosima

Tonye V. Erekosima

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Dress and Ethnicity : Change Across Space and Time

Berg, 1995

Book chapter

...We participated equally in this chapter. Introduction The Kalabari people who have lived on islands in the Delta of the Nigerian Atlantic coast for at least 1,000 years wear dress ensembles that distinguish them from their neighbors. Some...

Performing Dress and Adornment in Southeastern Nigeria

Dress Sense : Emotional and Sensory Experiences of the Body and Clothes

Berg, 2007

Book chapter

...The following focuses on the discrepancy between personal, embodied performances of dress and adornment, and external aesthetic appraisals. My interest in body theory is rooted in my study of Igbo women’s uli painting, an ephemeral...

Cloth and Conversion

Undressing Religion : Commitment and Conversion from a Cross-Cultural Perspective

Berg, 2000

Book chapter

...Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have stripped off the old self with its practices and have clothed yourself with the new self . . .During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in southwestern Nigeria, part...

Kalabari Peoples 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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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The Kalabari Ijo have a long history as traders of cloth and apparel items in the Niger Delta. They traded with the world beyond their immediate boundaries of thirty-two islands found among mangrove swamps of the Niger River tributaries...
...Nigeria, a country in West Africa, has been described as “the most glamorous nation on earth” (Plankensteiner and Adediran 2010: 221). This glamour is reflected in the way the people dress. In further describing the Nigerian people, Dele...

Yoruba “Uniforms” (Asọ Ebì)

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...In the Yoruba language asọ means “cloth,” while ebì means “family.” Literally, asọ ebì thus translates as “family cloth.” However, asọ ebì, in recent times, also refers to outfits with identical or very similar colors, tailoring...

Indian Madras Plaids as Real India

Sandra Lee Evenson

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

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Dress Sense : Emotional and Sensory Experiences of the Body and Clothes

Berg, 2007

Book chapter

...Many people recognize the expression: “If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is probably a duck.” The expression summarizes the logic behind identifying an object based on its characteristics. For the Kalabari, the cloth called...

Asọ Ebì and Fashion Magazines in Nigeria

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...In Nigeria, fashion magazine is a common term used to refer to some soft-sell publications produced by certain publishers operating mainly in cities such as Lagos. Most of the magazines are published in the side streets of Lagos, and while...