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Asmat dress

Paulina van der Zee UGent (2010) Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. In Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion 7. p.471-478
abstract
Nowadays Asmat wear modern second-hand cloths, which arrive in big bags in Agats by boat. However traditional skirts and body-adornment still are used during festive occasions, nowadays mostly combined with western clothing. In former days the Asmat didn’t wear clothes but contact with the western world changed this. Clothes got regarded then as status symbol, like body decorations were worn in order to show the prestige of the owner. Body decoration indicates importance in village hierarchy. Therefore men in Asmat society are far more decorated then women.
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author
organization
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publication status
published
subject
keyword
West Papua, body decorations, Dress, body-adornment, Dress after European Contact, Asmat Dress and First European Encounters, Ceremonial Dress, Materials for Dress, Myths and Symbols, New Guinea
book title
Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands
editor
Margaret Maynard
series title
Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion
volume
7
pages
471 - 478
publisher
Berg Publishers (Fashion Library Ltd)
place of publication
Oxford, UK
ISBN
9781847883964
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
B2
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
VABB id
c:vabb:301607
VABB type
VABB-4
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1111344
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1111344
date created
2011-01-28 10:30:03
date last changed
2017-01-02 09:54:14
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  abstract     = {Nowadays Asmat wear modern second-hand cloths, which arrive in big bags in Agats by boat. However traditional skirts and body-adornment still are used during festive occasions, nowadays mostly combined with western clothing. In former days the Asmat didn{\textquoteright}t wear clothes but contact with the western world changed this. Clothes got regarded then as status symbol, like body decorations were worn in order to show the prestige of the owner. Body decoration indicates importance in village hierarchy. Therefore men in Asmat society are far more decorated then women.},
  author       = {van der Zee, Paulina},
  booktitle    = {Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands},
  editor       = {Maynard , Margaret },
  isbn         = {9781847883964},
  keyword      = {West Papua,body decorations,Dress,body-adornment,Dress after European Contact,Asmat Dress and First European Encounters,Ceremonial Dress,Materials for Dress,Myths and Symbols,New Guinea},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {471--478},
  publisher    = {Berg Publishers (Fashion Library Ltd)},
  series       = {Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion},
  title        = {Asmat dress},
  volume       = {7},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
van der Zee, Paulina. 2010. “Asmat Dress.” In Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, ed. Margaret Maynard , 7:471–478. Oxford, UK: Berg Publishers (Fashion Library Ltd).
APA
van der Zee, Paulina. (2010). Asmat dress. In M. Maynard (Ed.), Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands (Vol. 7, pp. 471–478). Oxford, UK: Berg Publishers (Fashion Library Ltd).
Vancouver
1.
van der Zee P. Asmat dress. In: Maynard M, editor. Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. Oxford, UK: Berg Publishers (Fashion Library Ltd); 2010. p. 471–8.
MLA
van der Zee, Paulina. “Asmat Dress.” Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. Ed. Margaret Maynard . Vol. 7. Oxford, UK: Berg Publishers (Fashion Library Ltd), 2010. 471–478. Print.