Needlework through History: An Encyclopedia (Handicrafts through World History)

Needlework through History: An Encyclopedia (Handicrafts through World History)

Catherine Amoroso Leslie


Needlework serves practical reasons, akin to supplying heat, yet has additionally communicated person and social identification, religious ideals, and aesthetic beliefs all through time and geography. Needlework traditions are frequently linked to rituals and celebrations of lifestyles occasions. Often-overlooked by means of historians, training needlework and developing needlework items offers insights to the historical past of daily life. Needlework innovations traveled with retailers and explorers, making a legacy of cross-cultural alternate. a few recommendations are nearly common and others are constrained to a small geographical zone. Settlers introduced traditions which have been occasionally re-invented as indigenous arts. This quantity of roughly seventy five entries is a entire source on concepts and cultural traditions for college students, info pros, and collectors.

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