Unwrapping Tongan Barkcloth: Encounters, Creativity and Female Agency

Unwrapping Tongan Barkcloth: Encounters, Creativity and Female Agency

by Fanny Wonu Veys

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474283328
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 01/26/2017
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Fanny Wonu Veys is Curator Oceania at the National Museum of World Cultures, The Netherlands. She is President of the Pacific Arts Association Europe and has been a research fellow at the Musée du quai Branly in Paris, France and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction

ENCOUNTERS
1. Awakening European Minds
2. Creating Barkcloth
3. Collecting Barkcloth

CREATIVITY
4. Creativity in Shapes and Forms
5. Between the Cross and the Cloth

FEMALE AGENCY
6. Capturing the 'Female Essence'?
7. A Feast for the Senses

Conclusion: Encounters, Creativity and Female Agency

Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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