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Threads of Memory: Reproducing the cypress tree through sensual consumption

Warin, Megan J; Dennis, Simone


This paper is concerned with the ways in which a group of Persian women, who have all fled Iran in the last two decades, give meaning to place and memory through the everyday practices of cooking and embroidery. While there are many different localized arts of patterning and flavor, we focus here on the recurring pattern of bota (the Cypress tree). In particular, we examine how the bota motif links both the making of domestic sweets and cloths, and is central in recalling and remaking a sense...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Intercultural Studies
DOI: 10.1080/07256860500074367


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