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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...

Pragmatism and Enigmas: The “Panetar” and “Gharcholu” Saris in Gujarati Weddings

Donald Clay Johnson

Donald Clay Johnson is Curator, Ames Library of South Asia, University of Minnesota. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wedding Dress Across Cultures

Berg, 2003

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...The state of Gujarat on the western coast of India has long been one of the prominent Indian centers of worldwide mercantile activity. Its merchant communities, found throughout the world, retain remarkably strong ties to their homeland...

Snapshot: Priscilla Shunmugam

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Priscilla Shunmugam launched women’s wear label Ong Shunmugam in Singapore in 2010. Her first collection, “Orientalism,” was based on the book by Edward Said and used traditional textiles and dress silhouettes from Asia as materials...

Bridal Fashions Across the Globe

Lydia Edwards

Edith Cowan University, Australia Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction This course of eight lessons allows students to consider the breadth and influence of bridal fashions—for both men and women—across the globe. Some lessons focus on the traditional wedding attire of a particular country...

Country Review: Singapore

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The year 2018 shaped up to be one of recalibration for Singaporean fashion; Singapore Fashion Week took a hiatus for the first time in a decade, and the Textile and Fashion Federation opened a new coworking space to support fashion...

Dress and Textiles in Transition: The Sungudi Sari Revival of Tamilnadu, India

Dress History : New Directions in Theory and Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Among contemporary consumers in India, traditional techniques of textile production can contribute to creating desirable, fashionable clothing. In the south-eastern state of Tamilnadu, one such technique, sungudi, has enjoyed a recent...

Conclusion: “Wrapping it Up”

Arti Sandhu

Arti Sandhu is Associate Professor of Fashion Design at Columbia College Chicago, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Indian Fashion : Tradition, Innovation, Style

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The evolution of modern styles of dress and fashion in India over the last century and a half served as a key point of departure for the discussion on contemporary fashion in this book. This is because some of the broader themes...

The Sari

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The word sari refers to the unstitched length of cloth that serves as the principal component of a clothing ensemble that most often includes a bodice and a petticoat. Known widely as the national dress of the Indian woman, the sari...

Bangladesh

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Bordered to the south by the Bay of Bengal, to the west, north, and east by India, and to the southeast by Myanmar, Bangladesh became an independent country in 1971. The climate is tropical, with heavy seasonal rainfall for about four...

India

Lynne Hume

Lynne Hume is Associate Professor, School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Religious Life of Dress : Global Fashion and Faith

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...This chapter explores the vast range of beliefs within India, the sounds and smells of India and the extraordinary colours and textures that pervade the country’s various religions. India’s major religion, Hinduism, has a pantheon of gods...