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A Saturated History of Christianity and Cloth in Oceania

Jolly, Margaret


Cloth and Christianity have long been seen as intimate partners in Oceania. The introduction of manufactured cloth�cambric,2 calico, chintz, linen, serge and silk�from the mills of Manchester and New England and the workshops of China, the cultivation of the arts of sewing, quilting and embroidery and the adoption of Western-style clothing: modest dresses for women, demure trousers or laplaps for men, have all become iconic of Oceanic Christianity. Integral to the �before and after� story of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2014
Type: Book chapter
Source: Divine Domesticities: Christian Paradoxes in Asia and the Pacific
Book Title: Divine Domesticities: Christian Paradoxes in Asia and the Pacific
DOI: 10.22459/DD.10.2014.16
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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