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“Making it for our country”: an ethnography of mud-dyeing on Amami Ōshima Island

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Based on one year of fieldwork on Amami Ōshima island, southern Japan, this paper explores how traditional craft industries navigate the paradox between preservation and innovation. By focusing on dorozome (mud-dyeing), a process used in the production of the Amamian kimono cloth Oshima tsumugi, I look at how the skills embedded in this traditional but financially troubled industry evolve. I discuss the internal resistance to change that craftspeople experience locally, while concurrently fac...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/14759756.2019.1690837

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Textile Journal website
Volume:
18
Issue:
3
Pages:
250-277
Publication date:
2019-12-09
Acceptance date:
2019-11-01
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EISSN:
1751-8350
ISSN:
1475-9756
Source identifiers:
1077168
Language:
English
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2019-12-10

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