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Embroidering Within Boundaries

Author : Rangina Hamidi
ISBN : 0998452300
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Fifteen years ago, Rangina Hamidi decided to dedicate her life to helping rebuild her native Kandahar, Afghanistan. The Taliban had been driven out by American forces following 9/11, but Kandahar was a shambles. Tens of thousands of women, widowed by years of conflict, struggled to support themselves and their families. Rangina started an entrepreneurial enterprise, using the exquisite traditional embroidery of Kandahar, to help women work within the cultural boundaries of Pashtunwali to earn their living and to find a degree of self-determination. Thus Kandahar Treasure was born. This book traces the converging paths of traditional khamak embroidery and the 300 brave women who have found in it a way to build their lives. The late, award-winning photojournalist Paula Lerner was dedicated to telling the stories of women in Afghanistan. Her remarkable images throughout the book show Afghan women's profound struggle, strength, and beauty.

Embroidery In Asia

Author : Kapila Vatsyayan
ISBN : 818328146X
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Gender And The Boundaries Of Dress In Contemporary Peru

Author : Blenda Femenías
ISBN : 9780292782044
Genre : Social Science
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Set in Arequipa during Peru's recent years of crisis, this ethnography reveals how dress creates gendered bodies. It explores why people wear clothes, why people make art, and why those things matter in a war-torn land. Blenda Femenías argues that women's clothes are key symbols of gender identity and resistance to racism. Moving between metropolitan Arequipa and rural Caylloma Province, the central characters are the Quechua- and Spanish-speaking maize farmers and alpaca herders of the Colca Valley. Their identification as Indians, whites, and mestizos emerges through locally produced garments called bordados. Because the artists who create these beautiful objects are also producers who carve an economic foothold, family workshops are vital in a nation where jobs are as scarce as peace. But ambiguity permeates all practices shaping bordados' significance. Femenías traces contemporary political and ritual applications, not only Caylloma's long-standing and violent ethnic conflicts, to the historical importance of cloth since Inca times. This is the only book about expressive culture in an Andean nation that centers on gender. In this feminist contribution to ethnography, based on twenty years' experience with Peru, including two years of intensive fieldwork, Femenías reflects on the ways gender shapes relationships among subjects, research, and representation.

Official Gazette Of The United States Patent And Trademark Office

Author : United States. Patent and Trademark Office
ISBN : WISC:89060039054
Genre : Patents
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Crafting Textiles In The Digital Age

Author : Nithikul Nimkulrat
ISBN : 9781474286220
Genre : Design
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In an era of increasingly available digital resources, many textile designers and makers find themselves at an interesting juncture between traditional craft processes and newer digital technologies. Highly specialized craft/design practitioners may now elect to make use of digital processes in their work, but often choose not to abandon craft skills fundamental to their practice, and aim to balance the complex connection between craft and digital processes. The essays collected here consider this transition from the viewpoint of aesthetic opportunity arising in the textile designer's hands-on experimentation with material and digital technologies available in the present. Craft provides the foundations for thinking within the design and production of textiles, and as such may provide some clues in the transition to creative and thoughtful use of current and future digital technologies. Within the framework of current challenges relating to sustainable development, globalization, and economic constraints it is important to interrogate and question how we might go about using established and emerging technologies in textiles in a positive manner.

Pushing The Boundaries Of Latin American Testimony

Author : L. Detwiler
ISBN : 9781137012142
Genre : Political Science
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Revealing twenty-first century contexts, ground-breaking scenarios, and innovative mediums for this highly contested life writing genre, this volume showcases a new generation of testimonio scholarship.

Uzbek Embroidery In The Nomadic Tradition

Author : Minneapolis Institute of Arts
ISBN : UOM:39015070753036
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Eunuchs And Sacred Boundaries In Islamic Society

Author : Shaun Marmon
ISBN : 019536127X
Genre : History
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In this thought-provoking interdisciplinary work, Shaun Marmon describes how eunuchs, as a category of people who embodied ambiguity, both defined and mediated critical thresholds of moral and physical space in the household, in the palace and in the tomb of pre-modern Islamic society. The author's central focus is on the sacred society of eunuchs who guarded the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad in Medina for over six centuries and whose last representatives still perform many of their time honored rituals to this day. Through Marmon's account, the "sacred" eunuchs of Medina become historical guides into uncharted dimensions of Islamic ritual, political symbolism, social order, gender and time.

The Encyclopaedia Of Sport

Author : Hedley Peek
ISBN : UCD:31175035179228
Genre : Fishing
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Without Boundary

Author : Fereshteh Daftari
ISBN : 0870700855
Genre : Art
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Is it possible to speak of a contemporary art with an Islamic difference? This question will be the subject of an exhibition that brings together artists who come from the Islamic world but who live and work mostly in Europe and the United States. Tapping into certain aesthetic, political and spiritual notions commonly associated with the Islamic world, the book seeks to highlight the nuanced reactions of each individual artist.

A World Of Embroidery

Author : Mary Gostelow
ISBN : WISC:89034656934
Genre : Embroidery
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"The first half [of the book] describes the practice of embroidery in many lands, the second deals with stitches and techniques"--Cover.

Stitching Stories

Author : Nina Sabnani
ISBN : 8181469615
Genre : Children's stories, Indic (English)
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Adaptation of Tanko bole chhe, an animation documentary film for children.

Art In Needlework

Author : Lewis Foreman Day
Genre : Embroidery
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ISBN : CORNELL:31924066651955
Genre : Home economics
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Embroidered Ground

Author : Page Dickey
ISBN : 9781429994071
Genre : Gardening
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A memorable book about making a renowned garden work In Embroidered Ground: Revisiting the Garden, the acclaimed author and garden designer Page Dickey writes of the pitfalls, challenges, successes, and myriad pleasures of the twenty-nineyear-long process of creating her own remarkable garden, Duck Hill, in upstate New York. This winning book details the evolution of one especially loved and cared-for space: its failed schemes and realized dreams, and the wisdom gained in contending with an ever evolving work of art. The author shares her very personal views on what contributes to a garden's success—structure, fragrance, the play of light and shadow, patterns and textures, multiseasonal plants. She writes of gardening with a husband, with wildlife, with dogs and chickens. And she grapples with how to adapt her garden—as we can adapt ours—to change in the years ahead.

The Boundaries Of American Political Culture In The Civil War Era

Author : Mark E. Neely Jr.
ISBN : 0807876941
Genre : History
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Did preoccupations with family and work crowd out interest in politics in the nineteenth century, as some have argued? Arguing that social historians have gone too far in concluding that Americans were not deeply engaged in public life and that political historians have gone too far in asserting that politics informed all of Americans' lives, Mark Neely seeks to gauge the importance of politics for ordinary people in the Civil War era. Looking beyond the usual markers of political activity, Neely sifts through the political bric-a-brac of the era--lithographs and engravings of political heroes, campaign buttons, songsters filled with political lyrics, photo albums, newspapers, and political cartoons. In each of four chapters, he examines a different sphere--the home, the workplace, the gentlemen's Union League Club, and the minstrel stage--where political engagement was expressed in material culture. Neely acknowledges that there were boundaries to political life, however. But as his investigation shows, political expression permeated the public and private realms of Civil War America.

Women Breaking Boundaries

Author : Janet Kalven
ISBN : 0791443310
Genre : Social Science
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Through memoir, interviews, and historical overview, Women Breaking Boundaries chronicles the evolution in the United States of the Grail—an organization of Catholic lay women dedicated to restoring the Christian spirit to all aspects of life. Janet Kalven, who has been part of the movement since its inception in the early 1940s, traces its development through 1995.

The Encyclopaedia Of Sport

Author : Hedley Peek
ISBN : CORNELL:31924014462521
Genre : Games
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Boundary Politics And International Boundaries Of Iran

Author : Pirouz Mojtahed-Zadeh
ISBN : 9781581129335
Genre : Political Science
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This book is about Iranian boundaries at a time when crisis of various nature are occurring around Iran, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan, with immediate effect on the Iranian borderlands and substantial effect of Iran's relations with her neighbours. Furthermore, issues like the legal regime of the Caspian Sea and the UAE claims on the Iranian-owned and Iranian-held islands of Tunbs and Abu Musa in the Persian Gulf create a situation in Iran's neighbourhood, which influence her foreign relations and engage the country in matters of international importance. Occurrence of all these issues on and around the boundaries of Iran and a thorough study of the unexplored foundation and evolution of these issues within the framework of the study of the Iranian boundaries make this book timely, special, original, and important.

Armenian Needlelace And Embroidery

Author : Alice Odian Kasparian
ISBN : IND:39000005954446
Genre : Embroidery
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