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By Steeve O. Buckridge

In Caribbean historical past, the eu colonial plantocracy created a cultural diaspora within which African slaves have been torn from their ancestral place of birth. on the way to 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 used to be a tradition that enabled slave ladies to style 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 ladies who participated within the to accomplish a few monetary independence.

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

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