Adams, Monni. Fon appliqued cloths

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: 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 Monni Adams

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. Fon (FA18)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Clothing manufacture (294); Paraphernalia (293); 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 10

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. fa18-010

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 87-88)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document not specified

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 Anthropologist-4,5

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). 1700-1980

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)

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