The Fabrics of Culture: The Anthropology of Clothing and Adornment

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Justine M. Cordwell, Ronald A. Schwarz
Mouton, Jan 1, 1979 - Social Science - 519 pages

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Contents

q Introduction
1
0 The Language of Personal Adornment
7
Toward an Anthropology of Clothing
23
The Very Human Arts of Transformation
47
P You Dance What You Wear and You Wear Your Cultural Values
77
Living Art Among the Samburu
87
Symbol and Identification in North American Indian Clothing
119
Protection and Symbol
143
An Investigation into a Masking Tradition in
267
Q Siona Clothing and Adornment or You Are What You Wear
297
Clothing and Power Abuse
399
Tablet Weaving by the Jews of Sana Yemen
425
Sierra Leone ResistDyed Textiles
447
The History and Development of WaxPrinted Textiles Intended
467
Biographical Notes
499
Index of Names
505

Analysis of an African Masked Parade
177
Pageantry and Power in Yoruba Costuming
189
Mende Secret Societies and their Costumed Spirits
231
Index of Subjects
511
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