By Steeve O. Buckridge
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 viewpoint at the fabric tradition of Caribbean slaves, bringing into concentration the dynamics of race, category and gender. Focussing at the period of time from the 1660s to the Twenties, it examines how the built, the kinds of garments made, and the folks who wore them. The research asks the most important questions about the social roles that bark textile construction performed within the plantation economic system and colonial society, and specifically explores the connection among bark textile creation and id among slave women.
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African Lace-bark in the Caribbean: The Construction of Race, Class and Gender by Steeve O. Buckridge