The Silence Of Women: Bamana Mud Cloths by Sarah C. Brett-smithThe Silence Of Women: Bamana Mud Cloths by Sarah C. Brett-smith

The Silence Of Women: Bamana Mud Cloths

bySarah C. Brett-smith

Hardcover | September 16, 2014

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The Silence of the Women is the first full-length scholarly work devoted entirely to the textiles created by women of the Bamana people in Mali, West Africa. These traditional mud-dyed cloths have typically been treated as craft, but here, they are presented as a complex art form. Sarah Brett-Smith sensitively explores the hidden cultural testimony written into the mud-cloth patterns, documenting women’s silent visual commentary on the events that dominate their lives—excision, arranged marriage, childbirth, and death. Exploring both art-historical and anthropological considerations of technique, style, symbolism, and function in Bamana textiles, this book illuminates a previously understudied art and gives voice to the women who make it.
Sarah C. Brett-Smith, professor at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, specializes in the study of Bamana ritual art and medicine. She is the author of The Making of Banama Sculpture. 
Title:The Silence Of Women: Bamana Mud ClothsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 10.5 × 8.12 × 1.5 inPublished:September 16, 2014Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:8874396708

ISBN - 13:9788874396702

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