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dc.contributor.author Steinberger, Vera en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-08T18:52:34Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-08T18:52:34Z
dc.date.issued 2002-08-01-01:09T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier (Sirsi) AMS-7107 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/3738
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research was to develop profiles of consumers of Aboriginal textile craft by examining their demographic characteristics, their acquisition practices, the criteria they used to assess their Aboriginal textile craft, what made the craft special, and what purpose did it serve. Also explored was the importance of authenticity and its meaning from the perspective of the craft consumers. The sample consisted of 30 participants, 24 women and six men. Data were collected through personal interviews and a pen-and-paper questionnaire using both open-ended and close-ended questions. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, content analysis and hierarchical cluster analysis. Four consumer profiles were revealed: Support for Aboriginal Crafters, Pragmatic, Kinesthetic, and Heritage. By comparing the findings of this study with other research on ethnic textile craft consumers, there was strong evidence to support there are similarities in the demographics of textile craft consumers, criteria they used when buying, and purpose served by the ethnic textile craft. Recommendations were made for the Aboriginal crafters with respect to product development and promotion of their textile crafts. en_US
dc.format.extent ix, 125 leaves : en_US
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights The reproduction of this thesis has been made available by authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research, and may only be reproduced and copied as permitted by copyright laws or with express written authorization from the copyright owner. en_US
dc.title Consumers of indigenous Canadian Aboriginal textile crafts en_US
dc.degree.discipline Clothing and Textiles en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US


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