Textile trades, consumer cultures, and the material worlds of the Indian Ocean : an ocean of cloth
This collection examines cloth as a material and consumer object from early periods to the twenty-first century, across multiple oceanic sites—from Zanzibar, Muscat and Kampala to Ajanta, Srivijaya and Osaka.
Print Book, English, 2019
Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, Hampshire, 2019
1 volume : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
1. Introduction: The Ocean's Many Cloth PathwaysI. Regions of Production2.Textiles and Silver: The Indian Ocean in a Global Frame3. Cloth and Commerce: Understanding Indian Economic History4. Handkerchiefs, Scarves, Sarees and Cotton Printed Fabrics: Japanese Traders and Producers and the Challenges of Global Markets5. Kanga Made in Japan: The Flow from the Eastern to the Western End of the Indian Ocean World6. A Worn Insecurity: Textiles, Industrialization and Colonial Rule in Eritrea during the Long Twentieth CenturyII. Trade, Exchange and Networks of Distribution7. Distributive Networks, Sub-Regional Tastes, and Ethnicity: The Trade in Chinese Textiles in Southeast Asia from the Tenth to Fourteenth Centuries CE <8.Textile Reorientations: The Manufacture and Trade of Cottons in Java c. 1600-18509."The Dearest Thing on the East African Coast": The Forgotten Nineteenth Century Trade in "Muscat Cloth"10.Converging Trades and New Technologies: The Emergence of Kanga Textiles on the Swahili Coast in the Late Nineteenth CenturyIII. Cultures of Consumption11. Warp and Weft: Producing, Trading and Consuming Indian Textiles across the Seas (First–Thirteenth Century CE)12. The Decline of the Malagasy Textile Industry, c. 1800-189513. Contemporary Geographies of Zanzibari Fashion: Indian Ocean Trade Journeys in the Run-Up to Ramadhan Festivities14. Coda
Originally published: 2017