Common Threads: Fabrics made-in-India for Africa

Common Threads explores the ties that bind India and Africa through the material medium of cloth, from antiquity to the present. Cloth made in India has been sold across African markets for millennia, by Indian, African, and European traders. The history of this trade offers perspectives into the rich stories of bi-directorial migrations of peoples, across the Indian Ocean, the exchange of visual aesthetics, and the co-production of cultures in the two geographies. 

Post Description

  • Publication year: 2020
  • Content type: Book
  • Form of cooperation: Comprehensive
  • Cooperation context: Multilateral
  • Region (country): Africa
  • Sector: Manufacturing; Trade
  • Institution (publication): African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL)
  • Author (and co-authors): Meera Venkatachalam, Renu Modi and John Salazar
  • Keywords: Africa; India; Cloth; Textile Industry
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