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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Fon appliqued cloths
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
African arts -- Vol. 13, no. 2
Published By: Original publisher
African arts -- Vol. 13, no. 2
[Los Angeles]: [African Studies Center, University of
California, Los Angeles]. 1980. 28-41, 87-88 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2016. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Clothing manufacture (294);
Visual arts (5311);
Verbal arts (5310);
Special garments (292);
Uniform and accouterment (714);
Occupational specialization (463);
Chief executive (643);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This document discusses changes in the meaning and function
of traditional Fon appliqued cloth arts, projecting varied and fascinating images of
objects, animals and people. Often drawn on rectangular panels suitable as wall hangings or
pillow covers, these cloth pictures have recently become a popular tourist art widely
available for visitors. Prior to the French conquest of Dahomey in 1892, however, appliqued
hangings and banners conveyed religious and political meanings. Successive Dahomey kings
claimed rights over the production and distribution of these art forms.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 87-88)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Teferi Abate Adem
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Dahomey Kingdom (Benin since 1975)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Fon (African people)