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pánu di téra ; Cape Verde; textiles; fashion design; globalization; identity

Designing national identity through cloth: the pánu di téra of Cape Verde

Ana Maria Garcia Nolasco da Silva

Member of the Research Unit in Design and Communication (UNIDCOM) of the Creative University of Lisbon (IADE-U) and of the Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC) of the University of Lisbon.

In the same way each re-invents his own childhood by creating a narrative – one out of many possible others – with which he identifies in the present moment, so can it be said that national identities are continuously created retroactively though discourse, of which their citizens are active participants.

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