What does the Ethnic Costume Represent?
|dc.identifier.citation||Oh, Haji (2011). “What does the Ethnic Costume Represent?” Asia Colloquia Papers 1(3). Toronto: York Centre for Asian Research. Available at: www.yorku.ca/ycar.|
|dc.description.abstract||Clothes are inseparably related to our daily life. They not only protect the body, but also enable expression of one’s identity through design, color, and so on. In particular, an ethnic costume is a strong statement of individual circumstances. It is unique and has a cultural background. It has symbolic value because it stands for ethnicity, gender, religion and emphasizes social belonging. Thus, ethnic costumes have two features—one as a private “second skin” and the other as a “symbol” of social belonging.|
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|dc.title||What does the Ethnic Costume Represent?|
|dc.type||Asia Colloquia Papers|