VISST 4855

VISST 4855

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This seminar explores how patterned cloths serve as a symbolic medium, functioning on multiple levels of understanding and communication. As spun, dyed, and woven threads of consequence, textiles can be seen to enter into all phases of social, economic, political, religious, and performance processes, often assuming unusual properties and attributes. As bearers of talismanic messages, signifiers of rank, and as the recipients of influences from maritime trade and touristic demand, textiles are read between the folds of complex exchange mechanisms in South and Southeast Asia.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS)

Comments Co-meets with ARTH 6855/ASIAN 6644/VISST 6855.

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  • 17054 VISST 4855   SEM 101