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The social and political implications of the Kuba cloths from Zaire

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dc.contributor.advisor Nettleton, Anitra C. E.
dc.contributor.advisor Mare, E. Glazer, Joanne en 2015-01-23T04:24:44Z 2015-01-23T04:24:44Z 1996-11 en
dc.identifier.citation Glazer, Joanne (1996) The social and political implications of the Kuba cloths from Zaire, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Textiles may be used as a vehicle to penetrate and exemplify a society's customs and traditions. This dissertation concentrates on the Kuba cloths from Zaire and particularly focuses on the social and political implications associated with these textiles. Part One explores the economic aspects of the cloths and the values of work, wealth, status and titleholding among the Kuba. The Kuba's aesthetic preference for pattern and design will be contemplated in relation to the cloths and as an illustration of this culture's concern with decoration and display. Part Two of this study examines the occasions for which these cloths are adorned. It will be observed that these celebrations and rituals, in conjunction with their ceremonial modes of dress, not only underline the importance of the nation and its ideologies and customs (as examined in Part One) but serve to acknowledge ethnic identity, as well as maintain and perpetuate the social and political order of the Kuba.
dc.format.extent Kuba" en
dc.subject.ddc 746.096751 en
dc.subject.lcsh Textile fabrics -- Zaire en
dc.subject.lcsh Kuba (African people) -- History en
dc.subject.lcsh Textile crafts -- Zaire en
dc.subject.lcsh Symbolism in art en
dc.subject.lcsh Textile design -- Zaire en
dc.subject.lcsh Textile fabrics en
dc.title The social and political implications of the Kuba cloths from Zaire en
dc.description.department Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology M.A. (History of Art) en

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