Braving the cold: Continuity and change in Arctic clothing (CNWS publications)

 
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Survival in the Arctic has always depended on garments that can withstand the cold. Western polar explorers soon found out that the clothing of the circumpolar people were far superior to anything Western society could produce. Native women had an intimate knowledge of materials, designs and sewing techniques required to survive in their harsh climate. Even now traditional materials and techniques are still superior to modern clothing, and often men still prefer traditional clothing to modern garments when they go out hunting in the cold.

In 1994, the National Museum of Ethnology and the School of Asian, African, and Amerindian Studies (CNWS) organized the seminar "Braving the Cold: Continuity and Change in Arctic Clothing". Leading scholars in the field were invited to discuss central issues in the study of Arctic clothing, notably with respect to continuity and change in the area. This book contains the results of the seminar covering a wide range of topics: the history and preshistory of arctic clothing, the materials and designs which were used by the seamstresses, the regional variation in styles and materials, the meaning and symbolism attached to different forms of garments in the past as well as in modern times.

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BUIJS, Cunera & OOSTEN, Jarich (ed.)
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Buijs, Cunera ; & Oosten, J. G. ; editors : [ Buys, Cunera ]
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Book Description Research School CNWS, Leiden, 1997. orig. wrappers. Book Condition: Corner bumped. Minor wear. VG. Textual photo illustrations. (illustrator). 24x16cm, 213 pp., Series: School of Asian, African, and Amerindian Studies, Research School CNWS, Publications, vol. 49. Contains 10 papers from a seminar held March 1994 at the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden. Includes: Continuity and change in Arctic clothing: an introduction; Ecology and the principles of polar clothing; Stitches in time: prehistoric Inuit skin clothing and related tools; Skin clothing in Greenland; Factors influencing decisions made by Inuit seamstresses in the Circumpolar Region; Amulets, shamanic clothes and paraphernalia in Inuit culture; Saami clothing and Saami identity; Protection and empowerment: clothing symbolism in the Amur river region of the Russian Far East; Contested culture: trifles of importance. Bookseller Inventory # 027623

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Book Description Research School CNWS, School of Asian, African, and Amerindian Studies, 1997. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 213 pp., illustrations, bibliography, index. some cover wear & creasing. Survival in the Arctic has always depended on garments that can withstand the cold. Western polar explorers soon found out that the clothing of the circumpolar people were far superior to anything Western society could produce. Native women had an intimate knowledge of materials, designs and sewing techniques required to survive in their harsh climate. Even now traditional materials and techniques are still superior to modern clothing, and often men still prefer traditional clothing to modern garments when they go out hunting in the cold. In 1994, the National Museum of Ethnology and the School of Asian, African, and Amerindian Studies (CNWS) organized the seminar "Braving the Cold: Continuity and Change in Arctic Clothing". Leading scholars in the field were invited to discuss central issues in the study of Arctic clothing, notably with respect to continuity and change in the area. This book contains the results of the seminar covering a wide range of topics: the history and preshistory of arctic clothing, the materials and designs which were used by the seamstresses, the regional variation in styles and materials, the meaning and symbolism attached to different forms of garments in the past as well as in modern times. Bookseller Inventory # 9073782724AMA053117

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