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Title Textiles in Indian Ocean societies / edited by Ruth Barnes.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge Curzon, 2005.


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 198 pages) : illustrations
Series Indian Ocean series ; [4]
Indian Ocean series ; 4.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-180) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject Textile fabrics -- Social aspects -- Indian Ocean Region -- Congresses.
Textile fabrics -- Economic aspects -- Indian Ocean Region -- Congresses.
Textile design -- Indian Ocean Region -- Congresses.
Indian Ocean Region -- Commerce -- Congresses.
Indian Ocean Region.
Genre Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Contents Rome and India : early Indian cotton textiles from Berenike, Red Sea coast of Egypt / John Peter Wild and Felicity Wild -- Far-flung fabrics -- Indian textiles in ancient maritime trade / Himanshu Prabha Ray -- 'Portuguese' carpets from Khorasan, Persia / Steven Cohen -- Textile as commodity, dress as text : Swahili kanga and women's statements / David Parkin -- The kofia tradition of Zanzibar : the implicit and explicit discourses of men's head-dress in an Indian Ocean society / Zulfikar Hirji -- Ze maƱeva aze : looking for patterns in Malagasy cloth / Sarah Fee -- Cosmopolitan tastes and indigenous designs -- virtual cloth in a Javanese candi / Mary-Louise Totton -- Textiles of Jambi (Sumatra) and the Indian Ocean trade / Fiona Kerlogue -- Moving between cultures : textiles as a source of innovation in Kedang, eastern Indonesia / Ruth Barnes.
Summary This is the first dedicated book to concentrate on textiles as a major commodity, and primary indicator of status, wealth and identity in Indian Ocean regions.
Other Author Barnes, Ruth, 1947-
Other Title Print version: Textiles in Indian Ocean societies. London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2005 0415297664