Conceptions of Identity and Tradition in Highland Malagasy Clothing

@article{Green2009ConceptionsOI,
  title={Conceptions of Identity and Tradition in Highland Malagasy Clothing},
  author={R. L. Green},
  journal={Fashion Theory},
  year={2009},
  volume={13},
  pages={177 - 214}
}
Abstract For the Merina and Betsileo peoples of highland Madagascar, one of the most powerful expressions of self—one's humanness, Malagasiness, and Merina- or Betsileo-ness—is indigenous raw silk, landibe (Borocera madagascariensis). Arguably one of the symbols highland Malagasy link most intimately with identity due to its significant ancestral ties and to its corresponding use in extensive ancestral traditions (fomba) and associated taboos (fady), it is therefore also one of the most… Expand
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