Textiles in Indian Ocean Societies
Edited by Ruth Barnes
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Textiles in Indian Ocean Societies by Ruth Barnes
Book DescriptionTextiles in Indian Ocean Societies considers the importance of trade, and the transformation of the meaning of objects has the move between different cultures. It also addresses issues of gender, ethnic and religious identity, and economic status. The book covers a broad geographic range from East Africa to Southeast Asia, and references a number of disciplines such as anthropology, art history and history. This volume is timely, as both the social sciences and historical studies have developed a new interest in material culture. Edited by a foremost expert in the region, it will add considerably to our understanding of historical and current societies in the Indian Ocean region.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415297660
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ruth Barnes
Five Centuries of Indonesian Textiles, Hardback (August 2010)
Including many rare and antique examples, this luxurious volume introduces readers to the intoxicating and complex beauty of Indonesian cloth.
Dress and Gender, Paperback (April 1993)» View all books by Ruth Barnes
Dress is one of the most significant markers of gender identity, yet is only rarely explored in depth. This volume addresses the relationship between gender and dress, opening up aspects by covering a variety of ethnographic areas reaching from Asia, Europe and Africa to North and South America.
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Author Biography - Ruth Barnes
Ruth Barnes works at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University. Her many previous publications include Dress and Gender: Making and Meaning in Cultural Contexts (co-editor); Indian Block Printed Cotton Fragments in the Kelsey Museum; Indian Block Printed Textiles in Egypt; and Weaving Patterns of Life.
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