Mozambican Capulanas: Tracing histories and memories

Signe Arnfred, Maria Paula Meneses

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The capulana identifies Mozambican women in various ways. It is a piece of colorfully printed cotton material, usually 1,7 m by 1 m; it is wide enough to cover a woman comfortably. The brightly coloured cloth brings colour to the countryside's monotonous landscapes as well as to the streets of the towns. Capulanas often feature a strong central design or theme; others ude them as a skirt/a wrapper, or sometimes as a shawl, or as a veil over heads and shoulders (in muslim areas of northern Mozambique); some use them as a sling for carrying babies, or to wrap and carry their belongings. This versatility and usefulness explain the popularity of capulanas throughout the country.
TitelMozambique on the Move : Challenges and Reflections
RedaktørerSheila Pereira Khan, Maria Paula Meneses, Bjørn Enge Bertelsen
Antal sider25
Udgivelses stedNetherlands
ISBN (Trykt)9789004376885
ISBN (Elektronisk)978900431100
StatusUdgivet - 2019
NavnAfrican-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies

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Arnfred, S., & Meneses, M. P. (2019). Mozambican Capulanas: Tracing histories and memories. I S. P. Khan, M. P. Meneses, & B. E. Bertelsen (red.), Mozambique on the Move: Challenges and Reflections (s. 186-210). Brill. African-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies, Nr. 21