African Lace-bark in the Caribbean: The Construction of by Steeve O. Buckridge

By Steeve O. Buckridge

In Caribbean heritage, the eu colonial plantocracy created a cultural diaspora within which African slaves have been torn from their ancestral place of birth. with a purpose to hold very important hyperlinks to their traditions and tradition, slaves retained definite customs and nurtured them within the Caribbean. The production of lace-bark textile from the lagetta tree was once a convention that enabled slave girls to style their very own garments, an workout that used to be 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 built, the kinds of garments made, and the folk who wore them. The learn asks the most important questions on the social roles that bark textile construction performed within the plantation economic system and colonial society, and particularly explores the connection among bark fabric construction and identification among slave women.

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