Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats

(No reviews yet) Write a Review
$10.71 - $31.88
UPC:
9780385500869
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
2000-10-31
Release Date:
2000-10-31
Author:
Michael Cunningham;Craig Marberry
Language:
english
Edition:
1st

Warning:Codes/CDs/Accessories are not guaranteed for used books!

Product Overview

Countless black women would rather attend church naked than hatless. For these women, a church hat, flamboyant as it may be, is no mere fashion accessory;it's a cherished African American custom, one observed with boundless passion by black women of various religious denominations. A woman's hat speaks long before its wearer utters a word.It's what Deirdre Guion calls hattitude...there's a little more strut in your carriage when you wear a nice hat. There's something special about you. If a hat says a lot about a person, it says even more about a people-the customs they observe, the symbols they prize, and the fashions they fancy.

Photographer Michael Cunningham beautifully captures the self-expressions of women of all ages-from young glamorous women to serene but stylish grandmothers. Award-winning journalist Craig Marberry provides an intimate look at the women and their lives. Together they've captured a captivating custom, this wearing of church hats, a peculiar convergence of faith and fashion that keeps the Sabbath both holy and glamorous.

Reviews

(No reviews yet) Write a Review