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Meeting the maker: Warm irregularity in traditional African craft practice

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Abstract:

In contemporary, pre-industrial, developing societies, either consciously or unconsciously, craft is a valued part of everyday life: objects made by hand may be looked after and repaired when broken, rather than being discarded. Careful adjustments to the design and making processes are often made in order to adapt artefacts to suit new functions. If developed, industrial and post-industrial cultures are to meet the challenges presented by the need for sustainable production methods, as well as sustainable consumption, the way that objects are made and the meaning they hold for us as producers and consumers must change. Traditionally, craft places an emphasis on the relationship between maker, materials, techniques, skill, environment and end user, and, as a means of production, can contribute to the movement against consumerism by foregrounding the qualities of artefacts that connote and embody the concern for sustainability.

Keywords: AFRICAN CRAFT; DEVELOPMENT; HAND; IRREGULARITY; PLAIT; TEXTURE

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/crre.2.61_1

Publication date: June 1, 2011

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