From the very earliest manifestations of civilization in China in the late Neolithic period, a strictly organized political and social hierarchy was in place. Within such a society, the position of individuals was defined through social codes and regulations, both written and unwritten. Chinese civilization thus provides an excellent opportunity to examine how personal ornaments functioned as symbols that identified social and cultural status through the materials used and the decorative motifs chosen. The decoration is, in fact, a language to be seen, read, and interpreted. In THE LANGUAGE OF ADORNMENT, Myrna and Samuel Myers'¬?s collection of Chinese personal ornaments is presented and explored in stunning, full-color plates. A catalog of Chinese adornments from the collection of Myrna and Samuel Myers. Includes full-page color plates of all the pieces.
For a further discussion on dyes , see Maude Wahlman and Enyinna Chuta , “
Sierra Leone Resist - Dyed Textiles ” , in The Fabrics of Culture : The
Anthropology of Clothing and Adornment , ed . Justine M. Cordwell and Ronald A
. Schwarz ...
Author: Steeve O. Buckridge
Publisher: University of West Indies Press
This book is a study of how African slave and freed women used their fashion and style of dressing as a symbol of resistance to slavery and accommodation to white culture in pre and post-emancipation society. Africans brought aspects of their culture such as folklore, music, language, religion and dress with them to the Americas. The African cultural features were retained and nurtured in Jamaica because they guaranteed the survival of Africans and their descendants against European attempts at cultural annihilation. This book illuminates the complexities of accommodation and resistance, showing that these complex responses are not polar opposites, but melded into each other. In addition, the Language of Dress reveals the dynamics of race, class and gender in Jamaican society, the role of women in British West Indian history and contributes to ongoing interest in the history of women and in the history of resistance.
He is able toknow thelanguage of all kinds of sentient beings throughoutso
manyBuddhalands in so many worlds, regardless of what typeof sentient being
one may be, the Bodhisattva understands one's speech. The Bodhisattva
Author: Hsuan Hua
Publisher: Buddhist Text Translation Society
The Flower Adornment Sutra (Avatamsaka Sutra) is known as the 'King of Kings' of all Buddhist sutras because of its profundity and great length. This sutra contains the most complete explanation of the Buddha's state of realization and the Bodhisattva's quest for awakening. It is said: “Unless you read the Avatamsaka Sutra, you will not know of the Buddha's true blessings and honor. The Avatamsaka Sutra is the Buddha's greatest store of treasures.” In forty chapters the sutra conveys a vast range of Buddhist teachings. It presents, in detailed description, the stages of Awakening that a Bodhisattva or 'Awakened Being’ must progress through on the path towards Anuttara Samyak Sambodhi – ‘Supreme Perfect Enlightenment.’ The sutra depicts the events that immediately unfolded upon the Buddha's Awakening under the Bodhi tree. It describes a cosmos that has infinite realms within realms, boundless and interpenetrating. Chapter 28 describes the Ten Spiritual Powers that Bodhisattvas attain upon perfecting their meritorious virtues in the practice of the Bodhisattva Path. These powers enable Bodhisattvas to discern the potentials of living beings to teach and guide them to bring forth the aspiration for enlightenment. Chapter 29 describes the Ten Patiences that Bodhisattvas must develop in their quest towards ultimate Awakening. If Bodhisattvas can perfect these ten kinds of patience, they will attain the positions of unobstructed patience of all Bodhisattvas.
royal connotation perceived in the language of Zerubbabel as a ' servant of the
Lord , whom the Lord will take ” , has been overemphasized . For Rose , this language in itself does not prove that Haggai is announcing the restoration of the
Author: Laura Quick
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Dress, Adornment, and the Body in the Hebrew Bible is the first monograph to treat dress and adornment in biblical literature in the English language. It moves beyond a description of these aspects of ancient life to encompass notions of interpersonal relationships and personhood that underpin practices of dress and adornment. Laura Quick explores the ramifications of body adornment in the biblical world, informed by a methodologically plural approach incorporating material culture alongside philology, textual exegesis, comparative evidence, and sociological models. Drawing upon and synthesizing insights from material culture and texts from across the eastern Mediterranean, the volume reconstructs the social meanings attached to the dressed body in biblical texts. It shows how body adornment can deepen understanding of attitudes towards the self in the ancient world. In Quick's reconstruction of ancient performances of the self, the body serves as the observed centre in which complex ideologies of identity, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and social status are articulated. The adornment of the body is thus an effective means of non-verbal communication, but one which at the same time is controlled by and dictated through normative social values. Exploring dress, adornment, and the body can therefore open up hitherto unexplored perspectives on these social values in the ancient world, an essential missing piece in understanding the social and cultural world which shaped the Hebrew Bible.
Since each adornment string denotes two sets of runtime goals , an adornment
class can be viewed as a language to represent sets of goals . Each adornment
string is a word in the language . The adornment strings are built from adornment
... Institute , he bade farewell to the Emperor and embarked upon a career of
propagating the Flower Adornment Sutra . ... Seeing that the language of the old
commentaries was complex and not easily understood by most students , the
... The Adornment of the Spiritual Marriage , which , when looked at from another
perspective , may be seen as a technical manual for the mystical life , which
indeed it is . However , his language is the language of the medieval Christian
Author: Jan Van Ruysbroeck
Publisher: Ibis Western Mystery Tradition
Category: Literary Collections
This volume contains three of Jan van Ruysbroeck's best works: The Adornment of the Spiritual Marriage, The Sparkling Stone, and The Book of Truth. These works are remarkable for their combination of lofty spiritual philosophy and robust common sense.
If to write thus of a fashion is to “advise its use,” pray what is the language of
condemnation ? For the enlightenment of our critic perhaps it would be as well to
explain that “millinery effects,” as applied to decorations, means that they are
Author: Margaret Woodbury Strong MuseumPublish On: 1975
Decoration in the Victorian Home from the Collections of the Margaret Woodbury
Strong Museum : Exhibited at ... The so-called “language of flowers,” an
elaborate and somewhat mystic code, played a role in Victorian friendship and
being . Small scattered populations spoke several hundred distinct non -
Austronesian languages and became adapted to a multitude o highland , coastal
and small island environments . Their shell , stone , fibre technologies became
Author: Roger Neich
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
This magnificent book showcases more than 250 of the finest examples of traditional jewelry from the Pacific. Myriad designs and materials, including jade, whale teeth and bone, shark teeth, tapa, shells, and plant fibers, are woven together in a skillful combination of color and craftsmanship. Apart from their beauty, these personal items also convey information about power, status, and community. Their significance, the ceremonies in which they are worn, and the messages they convey are explored in an illuminating introductory essay. Drawing on the extensive collections of the Auckland Museum, the jewelry shown here represents a vast geographical area: Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Hawaii, Niue, the Marquesas, the Cook Islands, and New Zealand. The amazing variety of styles and materials reflects the lifestyles, preoccupations, and imperatives of a people surrounded by the largest ocean on the planet.
If there is any kind of adornment which more than another seems fitted to God's
house , it is that thoughtful use of the Green things of the Earth . ' Flowers are the
painted sculpturings of nature — the shapes and colors of beauty , which the ...
Its use there as a medium of communication between those to whom every other
public intercourse was forbidden , was developed to the last nuance . This is not
the place in which to detail the language of the fan , but it must be obvious how ...
Author: Max Wykes-Joyce
Category: Beauty culture
This history of self-adornment follows the use of cosmetics and the similar aids to nature form their primitive origins to the vast international cosmetics industry of the present day. The first section spans the evolution of self-adornment throughout the world. The second section surveys contemporary trends in the manufacture and use of cosmetics and the role they play in society. Also related are some of the great international cosmetics houses and their founders, who include such personalities as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden.
And as with the linguistic study of gesture , the linguistic study of clothing and adornment has been hampered by confusion with regard to the nature of ' language ' . For example , two recent works which deal with the language - like ...
Clothing is a “silent language”; we express our inner most traits of personality
through our selection of clothing. As a form of nonverbal communication, the language of clothing is read by others and interpreted in forming their
impressions of us ...
He was nothing if he could not take his principles with the utmost literalness . So
it was the easiest thing for him to say : “ Though I speak the language of the
highest Hindu spirituality and of the most rabid Hindu xenophobia and I have not
... Art and Literature (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1994), 236. 30. Mary
Ellen Roach and Joanne Bubolz Eicher, “The Language of Personal Adornment,”
in The Fabrics of Culture: The Anthropology of Culture and Adornment, ed.
Author: Susan Fillin-Yeh
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Social Science
Dandies: Fashion and Finesse in Art and Culture considers the visual languages, politics, and poetics of personal appearance. Dandyism has been most closely associated with influential caucasian Western men-about-town, epitomized by the 19th century style-setting of Oscar Wilde and by Tom Wolfe's white suits. The essays collected here, however, examine the spectacle and workings of dandyism to reveal that these were not the only dandies. On the contrary, art historians, literary and cultural historians, and anthropologists identify unrecognized dandies flourishing among early 19th century Native Americans, in Soviet Latvia, in Africa, throughout the African-American diaspora, among women, and in the art world. Moving beyond historical and fictional accounts of dandies, this volume juxtaposes theoretical models with evocative images and descriptions of clothing in order to link sartorial self-construction with artistic, social, and political self-invention. Taking into consideration the vast changes in thinking about identity in the academy, Dandies provides a compelling study of dandyism's destabilizing aesthetic enterprise. Contributors: Jennifer Blessing, Susan Fillin-Yeh, Rhonda Garelick, Joe Lucchesi, Kim Miller, Robert E. Moore, Richard J. Powell, Carter Ratcliffe, and Mark Allen Svede.
31 ( 1975 ) : 245 - 53 . Kuper , H . " Costume and Identity . " Comparative Studies
and History . 15 ( 1973 ) : 348 - 67 . Lucas , S . The Art of Public Speaking _ 3rd
Edition . New York : Random House , 1989 . Lurie , A . The Language ...
Author: Kamala Sunderrao Kulkarni DongerkeryPublish On: 1970
It was becoming a convention to expound Buddhism in the language of the
region in order to reach the masses . The later disappearance of Buddhism from
the face of India should serve as a warning finger to the pitfalls and dangers of
Author: Kamala Sunderrao Kulkarni Dongerkery
Publisher: New Delhi : Indian Council for Cultural Relations