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Women's Work, Women's Art: Nineteenth-Century Northern Athapaskan Clothing

Women's Work, Women's Art: Nineteenth-Century Northern Athapaskan Clothing

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Paperback, McGill Queens Univ Pr, 2013, ISBN13 9780773541597, ISBN10 0773541594
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Paperback, McGill Queens Univ Pr, 2013, ISBN13 9780773541597, ISBN10 0773541594

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Paperback, McGill Queens Univ Pr, 2013, ISBN13 9780773541597, ISBN10 0773541594

Garments made from tanned animal hides afforded Northern Athapaskans protection against a harsh northern environment, but the striking features of this clothing are also a distinctive part of the traditional culture of the Indigenous peoples of North America's western subarctic. Beautifully decorated with quillwork, fringes, and pigments, they provide a means of artistic expression signifying ethnic identity and conveying information about the physical, social, and spiritual well-being of the wearer. Women's Work, Women's Art, the culmination of over forty years of research, is the first comprehensive study of this little-known aspect of Athapaskan culture. Encompassing all Northern Athapaskan groups, it chronicles a period that saw significant change in Aboriginal culture and the persistence of ancient traditions among the women who made and adorned this clothing. Individual chapters address the various roles and functions of clothing in Athapaskan societies, the technology of clothing production and design, and characteristic regional styles. Bringing together information from the writings of traders, explorers, missionaries, Athapaskan oral traditions, and community interviews with a wealth of visual materials - from rare early sketches to twentieth century photographs - Women's Work, Women's Art is an engaging and definitive study of Athapaskan clothing and culture.

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Number of Pages: 307
Gender: Women
Original Languages: English
Author: Thompson, Judy
Series Title: McGill-Queen's Native and Northern
Publisher: McGill Queens Univ Pr
Publication Date: March, 2013
ISBN-13: 9780773541597
ISBN-10: 0773541594
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