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Cloth and Human Experience [Kindle Edition]

Annette B. Weiner , Jane Schneider
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Cloth and Human Experience explores a wide variety of cultures and eras, discussing production and trade, economics, and symbolic and spiritual associations.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable for textile students 5 Oct. 2014
As an applied artist, mainly in textiles, with an academic interest in the folklore and anthropology of my craft this book is invaluable! A must for anyone seriously studying textiles in academia.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Fail to impress 2 Jun. 2012
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I bought this book for a paper on textiles but I returned it when I discovered the anthropological cut of this publication which was simply useless to me.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not for fiber fans 4 Nov. 2006
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This is a fine volume of dense anthropological articles. If the reader is hoping for something along the lines of the excellent Elizabeth Wayland Barber's works, they should look elsewhere. I don't know how it rates as anthropology, but the topics are much, much narrower than 'human experience,' confined to examination of particular ethnic and cultural custom in which cloth (widely defined) is involved.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Contents 29 Dec. 2009
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Cloth and Human Experience

edited by annette weiner & jane schneider


431 pages (12 papers presented at a 1983 Werner-Gren Foundation conference dealing with the importance and significance of cloth in societies. includes madagascar, zaire, europe, mexico, kodi, Africa, Indonesia, India, Japan, Mexico and Inka and more. 27 photographs. specific themes that reveal the properties of cloth that underlie its social and political contributions within broad historical time periods
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 13 July 2014
By Bernadette Hackett - Published on
Nice to see such a good book on fabric.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for general interest and teaching 31 Mar. 2008
By xx - Published on
The essays in this book are fascinating and demonstrate compelling links that fabrics play in larger cultural realms. A few of the essays in this collection have been required reading for my undergraduate (and even high school) Fibers and Weaving classes for years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 27 Jan. 2013
By SH - Published on
This is one of the best texts I have found. As an anthro student who wishes to go in to Textile study- this book is a godsend.
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