African Lace-bark in the Caribbean: The Construction of by Steeve O. Buckridge

By Steeve O. Buckridge

In Caribbean historical past, the ecu colonial plantocracy created a cultural diaspora within which African slaves have been torn from their ancestral place of birth. to be able to hold very important hyperlinks to their traditions and tradition, slaves retained convinced customs and nurtured them within the Caribbean. The production of lace-bark fabric from the lagetta tree was once a tradition that enabled slave ladies to type their very own garments, an workout that was once either a need, as garments provisions for slaves have been negative, and empowering, because it allowed girls who participated within the to accomplish a few monetary independence.

This is the 1st e-book at the topic and, via shut collaboration with specialists within the box together with Maroon descendants, scientists and conservationists, it bargains a pioneering viewpoint at the fabric tradition of Caribbean slaves, bringing into concentration the dynamics of race, classification and gender. Focussing at the period of time from the 1660s to the Twenties, it examines how the constructed, the kinds of garments made, and the folk who wore them. The learn asks the most important questions on the social roles that bark textile creation performed within the plantation economic climate and colonial society, and specifically explores the connection among bark textile creation and id among slave women.

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