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Cloth That Does Not Die

The Meaning of Cloth in Bunu Social Life

Cloth That Does Not Die( )
Author: Renne, Elisha P.
Series title:McLellan Bks.
Publication Date:Sep 1995
Publisher:University of Washington Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $40.00
Book Description:

?Cloth only wears, it does not die,? the paradoxical phrase from a Bunu Yoruba prayer, emphasizes the power of cloth as a symbol of continuing social relations and identities in the face of uncertainty and death. The Bunu Yoruba people of central Nigeria mark every critical juncture in an individual's life, from birthing ceremonies to funeral celebrations, with handwoven cloth. Anthropologist Elisha Renne explains how and why this is so and discusses why handwoven cloth is still...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Design / Textile & Costume
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
Crafts & Hobbies / Weaving & Spinning
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.5 x 9.5 x 1 Inches
Book Weight:1.4 Pounds

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