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Title: Cloth that does not Die. The meaning of Cloth in Bunu Social Life. [First edition].
Description: Seattle and London, University of Washinton Press, 1885. 8. Original cloth. Spine with gilded title. Dustjacket. (xix), 269pp. 8 captioned coloured illustrations on 4 plates, illustrating ethnic female and male traditional woven clothing, many captioned monochrome illustrations displeaying warped matsand local male and female clothing from Bunu, Yoruba, West Nigeria, incl. primitive looms and manual spinning of wool, full-page monochrome sketch-map with legenda at tail margin illustrating the district discussed, warping diagrams in text, comparative data in text, references, glossary, appendix, bibliography, index, table of contents. Detailed english language survey about the Bunu Yoruba People of Central Nigeria marking every critical juncture in an individual's life, from birthing ceremonies to funeral celebrations, with handwoven cloth, it also includes descriptive notes on everyday fashions. Very fine copy. WITH DUSTJACKET.

Keywords: cloths bunu yoruba westnigeria afrca weaving warp weft tradition fashion lifecycle looms handspinning fabrics design culture heritage islam society social life africa

Price: EUR 95.00 = appr. US$ 103.25 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 56395