Voices of WeaversOkt 2020

Jella Fink

Voices of Weavers

Textile Cultures, Craftsmanship, and Identity in Contemporary Myanmar

2020,  Internationale Hochschulschriften,  Band 678,  162  Seiten,  broschiert,  29,90 €,  ISBN 978-3-8309-4273-3

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The lives of weavers and their textile creations form the central subject in this monograph. It explores an understudied field of material culture studies in contemporary Myanmar. Textile cultures, craftsmanship and (national) identity are the core topoi of this work. Embedded in a century of shifting political and economic systems, the documented weaving cultures enhance our understanding of transformation processes on the local level. This book brings together current impulses of material culture studies and observations based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork data.