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Title Textile trades, consumer cultures, and the material worlds of the Indian Ocean : an ocean of cloth / edited by Pedro Machado, Sarah Fee, Gwyn Campbell
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
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Descript 1 online resource (xxv, 426 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series Palgrave series in Indian Ocean world studies
Palgrave series in Indian Ocean world studies
Note 1. Introduction: The Ocean's Many Cloth Pathways -- I. Regions of Production -- 2.Textiles and Silver: The Indian Ocean in a Global Frame -- 3. Cloth and Commerce: Understanding Indian Economic History -- 4. Handkerchiefs, Scarves, Sarees and Cotton Printed Fabrics: Japanese Traders and Producers and the Challenges of Global Markets -- 5. Kanga Made in Japan: The Flow from the Eastern to the Western End of the Indian Ocean World -- 6. A Worn Insecurity: Textiles, Industrialization and Colonial Rule in Eritrea during the Long Twentieth Century -- II. Trade, Exchange and Networks of Distribution -- 7. Distributive Networks, Sub-Regional Tastes, and Ethnicity: The Trade in Chinese Textiles in Southeast Asia from the Tenth to Fourteenth Centuries CE -- 8.Textile Reorientations: The Manufacture and Trade of Cottons in Java c. 1600-1850 -- 9."The Dearest Thing on the East African Coast": The Forgotten Nineteenth Century Trade in "Muscat Cloth" -- 10.Converging Trades and New Technologies: The Emergence of Kanga Textiles on the Swahili Coast in the Late Nineteenth Century -- III. Cultures of Consumption -- 11. Warp and Weft: Producing, Trading and Consuming Indian Textiles across the Seas (First-Thirteenth Century CE) -- 12. The Decline of the Malagasy Textile Industry, c. 1800-1895 -- 13. Contemporary Geographies of Zanzibari Fashion: Indian Ocean Trade Journeys in the Run-Up to Ramadhan Festivities -- 14. Coda: The Fabric of the Indian Ocean World - Reflections on the Life Cycle of Cloth
This collection examines cloth as a material and consumer object from early periods to the twenty-first century, across multiple oceanic sites-from Zanzibar, Muscat and Kampala to Ajanta, Srivijaya and Osaka. It moves beyond usual focuses on a single fibre (such as cotton) or place (such as India) to provide a fresh, expansive perspective of the ocean as an "interaction-based arena," with an internal dynamism and historical coherence forged by material exchange and human relationships. Contributors map shifting social, cultural and commercial circuits to chart the many histories of cloth across the region. They also trace these histories up to the present with discussions of contemporary trade in Dubai, Zanzibar, and Eritrea. Richly illustrated, this collection brings together new and diverse strands in the long story of textiles in the Indian Ocean, past and present
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Clothing trade -- Indian Ocean
Textile fabrics -- Indian Ocean
Textile industry -- Indian Ocean
Costume -- Indian Ocean
Asian History
Cultural History
World History, Global and Transnational History
Asian Culture
Alt Author Machado, Pedro, editor
Fee, Sarah, editor
Campbell, Gwyn, editor
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