Steeve O. Buckridge's African Lace-bark in the Caribbean: The Construction of PDF

By Steeve O. Buckridge

In Caribbean heritage, the ecu colonial plantocracy created a cultural diaspora during which African slaves have been torn from their ancestral place of birth. which will retain 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 girls to model their very own garments, an workout that was once either a need, as garments provisions for slaves have been bad, and empowering, because it allowed ladies 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 an important questions about the social roles that bark fabric construction performed within the plantation economic system and colonial society, and particularly explores the connection among bark textile creation and id among slave women.

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