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Using a narrative approach, Jill Forshee takes readers into diverse lives, including those of villagers traveling to. .Between the folds : stories of cloth, lives, and travels from Sumba, Jill Forshee.

Using a narrative approach, Jill Forshee takes readers into diverse lives, including those of villagers traveling to Bali and tourists visiting Sumba, and follows their adventures along various routes over time. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.

About the Author This is an amazing book. one of the best books out there on Indonesian textiles and their recent transformations.

This is an amazing book. I've assigned this book in classes and students love it-they tell me it is one they will keep on their shelves.

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Between the Folds book. Textiles have long been integral to the social life and cosmology. Using a narrative approach, Jill Forshee takes readers into diverse lives, including those of villagers traveling to Bali and tourists visiting Sumba, and follows their adventures along various routes over time.

This book is a wide-ranging ethnographic journey, contoured by people who create and trade a kind of cloth through which they interweave and convolute the traditional and the modern, blurring such definitions.

Published by: University of Hawai'i Press. This book is a wide-ranging ethnographic journey, contoured by people who create and trade a kind of cloth through which they interweave and convolute the traditional and the modern, blurring such definitions.

Part One examines the 'fabricscapes' of Sumbanese life, introducing the expanding social contexts of cloth production and trade, and the history and meaning of various motifs.

Between the folds: stories of cloth, lives, and travels from Sumba. xiv, 265 p. map, plates, illus. Part One examines the 'fabricscapes' of Sumbanese life, introducing the expanding social contexts of cloth production and trade, and the history and meaning of various motifs. The discussion of the connection between mobility and gender is particularly significant since the contrast between immobile women, literally 'embodied by their looms' (p. 25), and mobile men is one that certain later individual biographies refute.

Textiles have long been integral to the social life and cosmology of the people of East Sumba, Indonesia

Published by: University of Hawai'i Press. Textiles have long been integral to the social life and cosmology of the people of East Sumba, Indonesia.

Stories of Cloth, Lives, and Travels from Sumba. Published December 2000 by University of Hawaii Press.

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Textiles have long been integral to the social life and cosmology of the people of East Sumba, Indonesia. In recent decades, the Sumbanese have entered a larger world economy as their textiles have joined the commodity flow of an international "ethnic arts" market, stimulated by Indonesia's tourist trade. As Sumba's villagers respond to an immensely expanded commerce in their cloth, tensions and ironies emerge between historical and innovative forms in both cloth and lives. Using a narrative approach, Jill Forshee takes readers into diverse lives, including those of villagers traveling to Bali and tourists visiting Sumba, and follows their adventures along various routes over time. Through personal stories of those involved in the contemporary production and trade of local cloth, a vivid account emerges of the inner workings of a so-called "traditional" society and its arts responding inventively to decades of international collecting. These stories expand anthropological concepts of the boundaries of regions and the certainties of cultures in ways that are tangible and immediate to the reader. Moreover, the book illuminates some formerly unexplored conditions of artistic provenance.

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Phobism
Reads like a novel, but is also scholarly. This is a really unique ethnography! My students have loved it. Highly recommended for scholars, textile people, and Indonesia enthusiasts. Great writing, ethnographic details, and up close descriptions of the lives of an amazing range of characters from a "traditional" eastern Indonesian culture in modern times. The chapter about the intersections of cultures in Bali is priceless and would make a good film. By the end of the book, I felt like I knew the main characters and wanted their stories to go on. Good anthropology!
Tiainar
Hopefully this will come out in second edition. We need to read how these stories go on! Good anthropology!
komandante
This is an amazing book. It is eloquently written, engaging and insightful...one of the best books out there on Indonesian textiles and their recent transformations. Collectors, scholars and students alike will find this book one of their favorites. I've assigned this book in classes and students love it--they tell me it is one they will keep on their shelves. I agree--it is a keeper!
Between the Folds: Stories of Cloth, Lives, and Travels from Sumba download epub
Engineering
Author: Jill Forshee
ISBN: 082482346X
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Subcategory: Engineering
Language: English
Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr (December 2000)
Pages: 384 pages