Susanna Harris: Wrapping and Unwrapping Material Culture



Liefs and thoughts of a particular time and place Employing methods of artifact analysis microscopy and participant observation the contributors provide a new lens on material culture and its relationship to cultural meanin.

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This innovative volume challenges contemporary views on material culture by exploring the relationship between wrapping materials and practices and the objects bodies and places that efine them Using examples as iverse as.

Baby swaddling Egyptian mummies Celtic tombs lace underwear textile clothing and contemporary African silk the ozen archaeologist and anthropologist contributors show how acts of wrapping and unwrapping are embedded in be.