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"We are warp and weft" - nomadic pastoralism and the tradition of weaving in Rupshu (Eastern Ladakh)

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This thesis, based on twelve months of fieldwork and archival research undertaken in Ladakh, explores the place of wool and weaving in the life of Rupshu. It attempts to trace the nexus between livestock, fibres, textiles, social and symbolic structures in Rupshu in order to understand the multitude of contexts within which wool-oriented activities exist. The craft of weaving was bestowed upon Rupshu by the gods, and thus all acts related to it have a close connection to the sublime.

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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
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SSD
Department:
SAME
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Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
1996
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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2011-11-28

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