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Fabrications of India

Fashion’s World Cities

Berg, 2006

Book chapter

...In October 2000 the British model Jodie Kidd was on the front cover of the Indian fashion magazine, Gladrags, to mark the launch of India’s first fashion week held in Delhi (Figure 13.1). The knowing staging of this image resonates...

Sari

Mukulika Banerjee

Mukulika Banerjee

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Daniel Miller

Daniel Miller is a Professor of Material Culture in the Department of Anthropology, University College London, and the author of numerous books, including The Sari, with Mukulika Bannerjee. 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 word “sari” has come into general use to cover a generic category, including any draped untailored textile of about five meters in length, worn by the women of South Asia. In common parlance outside the region, the term “sari” refers...

The Erotic in Indian Dress

Jasleen Dhamija

Jasleen Dhamija is an independent scholar and author of Indian Folk Arts and Crafts and Asian Embroidery. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 4 : South Asia and Southeast Asia

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Studies of Indian dress seldom address the topic of its inherent erotic quality, particularly in women’s dress. In fact, for Indian women the notion of being well dressed means dressing in a pleasing manner—a manner that will give pleasure....

Sartorial Entanglements of a Gujarati Wife

Emma Tarlo

Emma Tarlo is Professor of Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Berg, 2000

Book chapter

...An excerpt from Clothing Matters: Dress and Identity in India. London: Hurst, 1996. Author’s introductory note In rural Gujarat, as in other parts of northern India, clothing plays an essential role in marking a woman’s passage through...

The Sash, Patka, or Kamarband

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 4 : South Asia and Southeast Asia

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The patka—known in its many variations by other names: kamarband, cummerbund, sash, waistband, girdle, phenta, and the like—is the long, elegant textile strip that once adorned nearly every noble waist in India and South Asia. The patka may...

Fashion and the Garment Industry in South Asia

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 4 : South Asia and Southeast Asia

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Fashion in South Asia is shaped by varying influences; defining this phenomenon in such a diverse region is challenging. In India, particularly, people coexist at opposite ends of the economic spectrum. While economic reform and social...

Asia and Australia

International Retailing

Fairchild Books, 2018

Book chapter

...Asia contains the two most populated countries in the world: China and India.After studying this chapter, you should be able to:Identify leading retailers in Asia and Australia.Describe the importance of Asian countries and Australia...

Cultural Authentication in Dress

John E. Vollmer

John E. Vollmer is an internationally renowned curator and scholar in the fields of Asian art, textiles and costumes, decorative arts and design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

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...Cultural authentication in dress is a process of assimilation through which a garment or an accessory external to a culture is adopted and changed. With this change, over time, the artifact becomes a vital, valued part of the adopting...

Creative Entrepreneurs: The Recycling of Second Hand Indian Clothing

Old Clothes, New Looks : Second Hand Fashion

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...Introduction In recent years, Western markets have been overflowing with furnishings and clothing made from Indian sari fabrics. Independent traders working in street markets, festivals and small boutiques sell a variety of cushions...

Fashion and National Identity: An Intercultural Overview

Judith Royer

Instructor of World Cultures, Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical, Minneapolis, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction What is this unit about? This unit explores the connections between politics, country status and social power and their influence on fashion. Specifically, the set text for each lesson describes the differences in style...