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Batak Cloth and Clothing: A Dynamic Indonesian Tradition
     

Batak Cloth and Clothing: A Dynamic Indonesian Tradition

by Sandra A. Niessen, S. A. Niessen, S. A. Niessen
 

The nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were a period of tumultuous social change for the Batak of North Sumatra. That change was registered in their clothing and handwoven textiles. This book examines factors which inspired these people to wear Malay and European styles on a daily basis and to reserve the use of their hip- and shouldercloths for ceremonial

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The nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were a period of tumultuous social change for the Batak of North Sumatra. That change was registered in their clothing and handwoven textiles. This book examines factors which inspired these people to wear Malay and European styles on a daily basis and to reserve the use of their hip- and shouldercloths for ceremonial occasions.

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"Should interest anthropologists and students of ethnic dress and textiles."—Choice

"Scholars interested in the history of Sumatra will want to see and read this beautiful book."—Antara Kita

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ISBN-13:
9789676530400
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1994
Series:
Asia Collection Series
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 10.13(h) x 0.67(d)

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