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Focusing on a single Malian textile identified variously as bogolanfini, bogolan, or mudcloth, Victoria L. Rovine traces the dramatic technical and stylistic innovations that have transformed the cloth from its village origins into a symbol of new internationalism. Rovine shows how the biography of this uniquely African textile reveals much about contemporary culture in urban Africa and about the global markets in which African art circulates. Bogolan has become a symbol of national and ethnic identities, an element of contemporary, urban fashion, and a lucrative product in tourist art markets. At the heart of this beautifully illustrated book are the artists, changing notions of tradition, nationalism, and the value of cloth making and marketing on a worldwide scale.

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Focusing on a single Malian textile identified variously as bogolanfini, bogolan, or mudcloth, Victoria L. Rovine traces the dramatic technical and stylistic innovations that have transformed the cloth from its village origins into a symbol of new internationalism.

About the Author

Victoria L. Rovine is Assistant Professor of Art History and African Studies at the University of Florida. She is a contributor to Fashioning Africa (IUP, 2004). She lives in Gainesville, Florida.

Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction: Bogolan's Biography

2. The Rural Roots of Bogolan

3. The Tourist Art Market: Commerce in Authenticity

4. Tourist Market Bogolan: Changing Demands, Changing Forms

5. Fine Art Bogolan: Between Categories

6. The Fine Art Market: From Bogolan to Le Bogolan

7. Culture through Clothing: Bogolan as Fashion

8. Making It Modern: Bogolan Clothing's Dual Directions

9. Bogolan Abroad: Reverberations in the United States

10. Conclusion: Making the Traditional Modern

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253220295
Author:
Rovine, Victoria L.
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Author:
Rovine, Victoria
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Bambara (African people)
Subject:
Mali
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - Fashion
Subject:
African
Subject:
Technical & Manufacturing Industries & Trades
Subject:
Bambara (African people) - Clothing
Subject:
Bogolan cloth - Mali
Subject:
Beauty and Fashion-Fashion and Costume
Subject:
Beauty and Fashion-Beauty General
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming
Subject:
Africa; African Studies; Art and Architecture; Art and Photography; Social Science
Edition Description:
2nd ed.
Series:
African Expressive Cultures
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
33 bandw photos, 24 color photos, 3 maps
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
10 x 7.12 x 0.56 in

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