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Conflict and Costume free pdf The magnificent traditional costume of the Herero of Namibia, southern Africa, is a stark reminder of the country's tumultuous past. In the late 19th century, missionaries in German Southwest Africa set about converting the Herero and other native peoples to Christianity, and clothing them in the European dress of the day. Over time, the voluminous gowns, completed by a cattle-horn-shaped headdress, came to represent the cultural identity of the Herero women. The men's ceremonial dress also harks back to colonial times: during the brutal war of 1904, a Herero warrior would remove the uniform of a dead German soldier and adopt it as his own apparel. In Conflict and Costume, acclaimed photographer Jim Naughten captures the colorful Herero attire in a series of spectacular portraits. Set against the Namibian landscape, these dramatic images show the striking costumes and their proud owners to full effect: men in elaborate, home-made paramilitary uniforms, and women in spectacular floor-length frocks with matching horns on their heads. Dr Lutz Marten contributes an insightful text that places the dress in its historical context.

About Jim Naughten

JIM NAUGHTEN is an award-winning portrait photographer based in London. He has exhibited his work internationally, and his book Re-enactors was published in 2009. LUTZ MARTEN is Professor of General and African Linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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Author : Jim Naughten
Publisher : Merrell Publishers Ltd
Data Published : 15 February 2013
ISBN : 185894600X
EAN : 9781858946009
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 108 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    . The magnificent traditional costume of the Herero of Namibia, southern Africa, is a stark reminder of the country's tumultuous past. In the late 19th century, missionaries in German Southwest Africa