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This is a study of weaving among the nomadic pastoralists of Rupshu, eastern Ladakh. The author traces the relationships between livestock, weaving, and social and symbolic structures to gain understanding of the multi-contextual framework within which wool-orientated activities are undertaken. The first study of the tradition of weaving among the nomadic pastoralists of Rupshu in Eastern Ladakh. Weaving touches all aspects of life here, where both women and men weave. Local narrative states that the craft of weaving was bestowed upon Rupshu by the gods, and

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789748304878
ISBN-10: 9748304876
Format: Hardback
(284mm x 215mm x 23mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Orchid Press Publishing Limited
Publisher: Orchid Press Publishing Limited
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: Thailand

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