|Titel:||Modernity of Tradition, Uzbek Textile Culture Today|
|Autor:||Gabriele Mentges, Lola Shamukhitdinova (ed.) Unter Mitarbeit von Svenja Adelt, Claire Wenngren Übersetzt von Paul Kremel|
Usually, advertising formulas which fix Uzbekistan in a transfigured oriental past of long ago perfect for the travel industry, prefer to forget that there is also a modern Uzbekistan in which, as some researchers suggest, a new Silk Road is beginning to evolve.
Today, Uzbekistan is trying to reconnect to the post-soviet traditions by revitalising and rehabilitating handicrafts as well as by simultaneously promoting innovative new fashion design that draws on traditional techniques, materials, and design. The present volume intends to provide an initial insight into these connections and processes, on the one hand to present the textile facets that they encompass and on the other hand to show how, from the perspective of Uzbek researchers, the problem and the current status of textile research and of textile revitalisation are developing.
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