Worden, Sarah (2014) Chitenje: the production and use of printed cotton cloth in Malawi. In Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings. Paper 888. In: New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future (14th Biennial Symposium of the Textile Society of America), September 10-14, 2014, Los Angeles, USA.

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Abstract

‘To wear a commemorative cloth is to visually communicate that one has either a relationship with the person or
event or identifies with the subject of the cloth’s design’ (Perani and Wolff 1999: 30)

Historic links between Scotland and Malawi date back to the mid-1800s when Scottish missionary explorer David Livingstone first travelled into the territory that is modern day Malawi. Many other missionaries and traders followed and today strong links with many Governmental and Non-Government Organisation exist between the two countries. Since 2009, National Museums Scotland
(NMS) has been working in partnership with Museums of Malawi on a number of projects, ranging
from skills exchange programmes to exhibition development. Through this partnership it has also been possible to gain insights into the Malawian collections in Scotland and to develop the scope ofthe collections to include examples of Malawian contemporary material culture ranging from wood
carving, beadwork to woven and printed textiles.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
D History General and Old World > DT Africa
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: World Cultures
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2015 15:15
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2015 13:48
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/1378

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