Cloth in West African History (African Archaeology Series) by Colleen E. Kriger PDF

By Colleen E. Kriger

during this holistic method of the research of textiles and their makers, Colleen Kriger charts the function cotton has performed in advertisement, neighborhood, and hard work settings in West Africa. by means of paying shut recognition to the main points of the way humans made, exchanged, and wore cotton fabric from prior to industrialization in Europe to the 20th century, she is ready to show a few of the cultural results of Africa's lengthy involvement in buying and selling contacts with Muslim societies and with Europe. fabric in West African historical past therefore deals a clean viewpoint at the background of the quarter and at the neighborhood, local, and international approaches that formed it. various readers will locate its account and insights into the African previous and tradition precious, and should enjoy the connections made among the neighborhood matters of small-scale weavers in African villages, the emergence of an indigenous cloth undefined, and its integration into overseas networks.

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