RED AMBONESE BRIDAL COLLAR, DECORATED WITH GOLD BEADS AND SEQUINS, EARLY 20TH C © MARIANNE HULSBOSCH – TAASA Review March 2020
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This article was originally found in the March 2020 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 29, Issue 1, Page 22).
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The introduction of Christianity in the 17th century included adopting religious rituals and associated dress items.
For the Ambonese, one way of showing allegiance to the colonizer was to adhere to the severe, restrained black clothing advocated by the Dutch Reformed Church.
Embracing this dress code underscored several important issues regarding socio-economic and political status within Ambonese society and within the Church...