On Saturday Malika Kraamer, Curator of World Cultures at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, and I, will be presenting a paper at the University of Reading on the subject of Japanese saris: a really fascinating aspect of British Asian fashion we undercovered during our preliminary research for ‘Suits & Saris’.
From the conference website:
Rags and Riches: Dress and Dress Accessories in Social Context
21 April 2012, University of Reading
This one day conference at the University of Reading aims to bring together archaeologists, anthropologists and others from related disciplines to discuss current issues of methodology, theory and interpretation of dress and dress accessories.
It is hoped that the conference will facilitate multidisciplinary dialogue by encouraging to those researching both historic and contemporary modes of dress, and those working in archaeological, art-historical or anthropological frameworks, to present.
The programme for the day can be downloaded here.
We’re hoping a paper might emerge from the presentation in the near future.