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Amazigh arts in Morocco : women shaping Berber identity

Author: Cynthia J Becker
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In southeastern Morocco, around the oasis of Tafilalet, the Ait Khabbash people weave brightly colored carpets, embroider indigo head coverings, paint their faces with saffron, and wear ornate jewelry. Their extraordinarily detailed arts are rich in cultural symbolism; they are always breathtakingly beautiful--and they are typically made by women. Like other Amazigh (Berber) groups (but in contrast to the Arab  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Becker, Cynthia J., 1965-
Amazigh arts in Morocco.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607696380
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia J Becker
ISBN: 0292712952 9780292712959 9780292721371 0292721374
OCLC Number: 63297588
Description: xiii, 225 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Ait Khabbash textiles : weaving metaphors of identity --
The art of dressing the body --
Dance performances : negotiating gender and social change --
Women as public symbols of identity : the adornment of the bride and groom --
Performing Amazigh gender roles : wedding ceremonies --
Oh, my Sudanese mother : the legacy of slavery in Ait Khabbash art --
Contemporary Amazigh arts : giving material form to Amazigh consciousness.
Responsibility: Cynthia J. Becker.
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In southeastern Morocco, Ait Khabbash people weave brightly coloured carpets, embroider head coverings, and wear ornate jewellery. This work examines the arts and illustrates women's roles in Islamic  Read more...

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