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Mali

Mary Jo Arnoldi

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Africa 2010

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Mali, in West Africa, is landlocked and borders seven countries. Although Mali has experienced rapid urbanization since the mid-twentieth century, the majority of Malians still live in rural communities. There are over fourteen ethnic groups in Mali. The basic everyday dress of cotton tunics, knee-length trousers, and caps for men, and wrappers and shawls for women remained popular in rural communities in south-central Mali well into the mid-twentieth century. Ethnic variations do exist but are m

Xuly Bët

Victoria L. Rovine

Source: The Berg Companion to Fashion 2010

Encyclopedia entry

Lamine Badian Kouyaté is the product of the cosmopolitan African culture of both urban Africa and the African diaspora. He was born in Bamako, the capital of the West African country Mali, in 1962. His father was a government minister in the first postcolonial administration, and his mother was a doctor from Senegal. Kouyaté’s father was imprisoned during the 1968 coup d’état, when President Modibo Keita was overthrown by Moussa Traoré, who led a repressive, dictatorial government until 1992. The

Handmade Textiles: Global Markets and Authenticity

Victoria L. Rovine

Source: Dress Sense. Emotional and Sensory Experiences of the Body and Clothes 2007

Book chapter

Styles went ethnic everywhere this summer, from Saks Fifth Avenue to the 99-cent store.

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