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Fighting Fibres - Kiribati Armour and Museum Collections (Hardcover) Loot Price: R3,496
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Fighting Fibres - Kiribati Armour and Museum Collections (Hardcover): Julie Adams, Polly Bence, Alison Clark

Fighting Fibres - Kiribati Armour and Museum Collections (Hardcover)

Julie Adams, Polly Bence, Alison Clark

Series: Pacific Presences, 2

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This book brings together artists, curators, researchers and conservators to consider the significance of coconut fibre armour from the islands of Kiribati. Taking as its focus the armour found in museum collections, it investigates the historical context that led to these unique artefacts leaving the Pacific and entering the orbit of British collectors and institutions, as well the legacies of those practices in the present. As well as exploring the historical milieux surrounding its collection, the book includes essays from expert conservators that discuss the challenges of caring for coconut fibre armour. Other contributions include case studies focusing on the construction and variety of the armour and helmets, and the findings of a comprehensive survey which has tracked down and documented every piece of Kiribati armour held in UK museum collections. Finally, the book considers the significance of coconut fibre armour in the present, with particular reference to the work of a group of I-Kiribati artists whose creativity and innovative research has led to the production of a contemporary suit of armour inspired by the armour of the past.

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Imprint: Sidestone Press
Country of origin: Netherlands
Series: Pacific Presences, 2
Release date: April 2016
Editors: Julie Adams • Polly Bence • Alison Clark
Dimensions: 257 x 182 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 300
ISBN-13: 978-90-889056-6-7
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology > General
LSN: 90-889056-6-5
Barcode: 9789088905667

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