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Title:Tukulor Weavers and the Organization of Their Craft in Village and Town
Author:Dilley, Roy M.
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Geographic term:Senegal
Architecture and the Arts
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1160629
Abstract:This article shows the effects of the intrusion of a market economy into specific aspects of weaving organization in the Tukulor village of Dumga (Fuuta Toro region, northern Senegal) by the use of historical data, and then examines the emerging forms of craft organization in urban areas of Senegal on the basis of field data collected between October 1980 and September 1982. Weavers, previously dependent on locally spun yarns and nonmarket, patronage-based outlets for their cloth, today use industrial thread and distribute their cloth from the market stall. Two groups of weavers are examined, viz. the socially prescribed category of mabube weavers, and bondsmen weavers. It appears that bondsmen weavers have developed new forms of organization in adapting to the urban situation, whereas mabube weavers' responses are bound by tradition and lore. App. (a survey of weavers' incomes), bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in French.