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Description - Textiles in Indian Ocean Societies by Ruth Barnes

Textiles 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 Details

ISBN: 9780415297660
ISBN-10: 0415297664
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: RoutledgeCurzon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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