Sveučilište u Zagrebu
Course: Ethnology of Textiles and Clothing
Teachers in charge Ph. D. Žarko Paić, Assoc. Prof.
Study, Module Textile and Fashion Design - undergraduate, Module Textile Design
Textile and Fashion Design - undergraduate, Module Fashion Design
Course summary 2 (1+0+1)
Knowledge verification writing exam, oral exam
Precondition for testing attendance of lectures and participation at seminars
Lecture type lectures, seminars
Subject content The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the historical overview of ethnological research of clothing and textiles in Croatia, from the processing of textile fibres, to the making and decorating of textile materials, to the making of clothing items, and their multiple roles in the organization of social life in local communities until the middle of the 20th century. Students will also learn about the phenomenon of folklorism, namely the role of folk costumes in the creation of national identities (within Austria-Hungarian Empire, Yugoslavia and Croatia), as well as the manner of their musealization in central and local ethnographic museums.
Aim of course Students will acquire basic knowledge about the history of ethnological research of clothing and textiles in Croatia, about the development of relevant institutions and ethnological publications, as well as basic characteristics of largely handmade peasant textiles made in the past on the territory of Croatia. Students will also learn about the phenomenon of folklorism, with emphasis on the role of folk costumes in teh creation of national identities on these territories. The manner of presenting materials in lectures and discussions at seminars will encourage students to develop skills of argumented critical thinking.
Literature necessary for course Čapo- Žmegač, Jasna. (1998). Elementi hrvatske seljačke kulture u prostoru i vremenu (Elements of Croatian peasant culture). MH.
Bonifačić, Vjera. (1996). Antun Radić and ethnological research of textiles in Croatia: 1896 to 1919. Studia Ethnologica Croatica, 7/8.
Bonifačić, Vjera. (1996). Ethnological research in Croatia: 1919 to 1940. Croatian Journal of Ethnology and Folklore Research, 33/2..
Bonifačić, Vjera. (1994). Lace Production in Pag, Croatia, from 1900 to the present. Etnološka Tribina, 17, 139-154.

Supplement literature Taylor, Lou. (2002). The study of dress history. Manchester Univerity Press. (selected chapters)
Bogatyrev, P. (1971-1937). The functions of folk costume in Moravian Slovakia. In A. Seobok (Ed.) Approaches to semiotics.
Ribarić-Radauš, J. (1988). Čarolija niti: Vještina narodnog tkanja u Jugoslaviji. Zagreb: MGC
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