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Textile trades, consumer cultures, and the material worlds of the Indian ocean : an ocean of cloth / Pedro Machado, Sarah Fee, Gwyn Campbell, editors.

by Machado, Pedro [editor.]; Fee, Sarah [editor.]; Campbell, Gwyn [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Palgrave series in Indian Ocean world studies: Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]Description: xxv, 426 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9783319582641; 331958264X.Subject(s): Clothing trade -- Indian Ocean -- History | Textile fabrics -- Indian Ocean -- History | Textile industry -- Indian Ocean -- History | Costume -- Indian Ocean -- History | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Technical & Manufacturing Industries & Trades | Clothing trade | Costume | Textile fabrics | Textile industry | Indian OceanGenre/Form: History.DDC classification: 677.009182/4
Contents:
ocean's many cloth pathways / Machado, Pedro and Sarah Fee -- Regions of production -- Textiles and silver: the Indian Ocean in a global frame / Prasannan Parthasarathi -- Cloth and commerce: understanding Indian economic history / Lakshmi Subramanian -- Handkerchiefs, scarves, sarees and cotton printed fabrics: Japanese traders and producers and the challenges of global markets / Seiko Sugimoto -- Kanga made in Japan: the flow from the Eastern to the Western end of the Indian Ocean world / Hideaki Suzuki -- A worn insecurity: textiles{u201A} industrialization and colonial rule in Eritrea during the long twentieth century / Steven Serels -- Trade, exchange and networks of distribution -- Distributive networks, sub-regional tastes and ethnicity: the trade in Chinese textiles in Southeast Asia from the tenth to fourteenth centuries CE / Derek Heng -- Textile reorientations: the manufacture and trade of cottons in Java c. 1600-1850 / Kenneth R. Hall -- 'The dearest thing on the East African coast': the forgotten nineteenth-century trade in 'Muscat Cloth' / Sarah Fee -- Converging trades and new technologies: the emergence of Kanga textiles on the Swahili Coast in the late nineteenth century / MacKenzie Moon Ryan -- Cultures of consumption -- Warp and weft: producing, trading and consuming Indian textiles across the seas (first-thirteenth centuries CE) / Himanshu Prabha Ray -- The decline of the Malagasy textile industry, c. 1800-1895 / Gwyn Campbell -- Contemporary geographies of Zanzibari fashion: Indian Ocean trade journeys in the run-up to Ramadhan festivities / Julia Verne -- The fabric of the Indian Ocean world: reflections on the life cycle of cloth / Jeremy Prestholdt.
Summary: This collection examines cloth as a material and consumer object from early periods to the twenty-first century, across multiple oceanic sites?from Zanzibar, Muscat and Kampala to Ajanta, Srivijaya and Osaka. It moves beyond usual focuses on a single fibre (such as cotton) or place (such as India) to provide a fresh, expansive perspective of the ocean as an ?interaction-based arena,? with an internal dynamism and historical coherence forged by material exchange and human relationships. Contributors map shifting social, cultural and commercial circuits to chart the many histories of cloth across the region. They also trace these histories up to the present with discussions of contemporary trade in Dubai, Zanzibar, and Eritrea. Richly illustrated, this collection brings together new and diverse strands in the long story of textiles in the Indian Ocean, past and present.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: The ocean's many cloth pathways / Machado, Pedro and Sarah Fee -- Part I -- Regions of production -- Textiles and silver: the Indian Ocean in a global frame / Prasannan Parthasarathi -- Cloth and commerce: understanding Indian economic history / Lakshmi Subramanian -- Handkerchiefs, scarves, sarees and cotton printed fabrics: Japanese traders and producers and the challenges of global markets / Seiko Sugimoto -- Kanga made in Japan: the flow from the Eastern to the Western end of the Indian Ocean world / Hideaki Suzuki -- A worn insecurity: textiles{u201A} industrialization and colonial rule in Eritrea during the long twentieth century / Steven Serels -- Part II -- Trade, exchange and networks of distribution -- Distributive networks, sub-regional tastes and ethnicity: the trade in Chinese textiles in Southeast Asia from the tenth to fourteenth centuries CE / Derek Heng -- Textile reorientations: the manufacture and trade of cottons in Java c. 1600-1850 / Kenneth R. Hall -- 'The dearest thing on the East African coast': the forgotten nineteenth-century trade in 'Muscat Cloth' / Sarah Fee -- Converging trades and new technologies: the emergence of Kanga textiles on the Swahili Coast in the late nineteenth century / MacKenzie Moon Ryan -- Part III -- Cultures of consumption -- Warp and weft: producing, trading and consuming Indian textiles across the seas (first-thirteenth centuries CE) / Himanshu Prabha Ray -- The decline of the Malagasy textile industry, c. 1800-1895 / Gwyn Campbell -- Contemporary geographies of Zanzibari fashion: Indian Ocean trade journeys in the run-up to Ramadhan festivities / Julia Verne -- The fabric of the Indian Ocean world: reflections on the life cycle of cloth / Jeremy Prestholdt.

This collection examines cloth as a material and consumer object from early periods to the twenty-first century, across multiple oceanic sites?from Zanzibar, Muscat and Kampala to Ajanta, Srivijaya and Osaka. It moves beyond usual focuses on a single fibre (such as cotton) or place (such as India) to provide a fresh, expansive perspective of the ocean as an ?interaction-based arena,? with an internal dynamism and historical coherence forged by material exchange and human relationships. Contributors map shifting social, cultural and commercial circuits to chart the many histories of cloth across the region. They also trace these histories up to the present with discussions of contemporary trade in Dubai, Zanzibar, and Eritrea. Richly illustrated, this collection brings together new and diverse strands in the long story of textiles in the Indian Ocean, past and present.