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Amish quilts : crafting an American icon

Author: Janneken Smucker
Publisher: Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, [2013]
Series: Young Center books in Anabaptist & Pietist studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Quilts have become a cherished symbol of Amish craftmanship and the beauty of the simple life. Country stores in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and other tourist regions display row after row of handcrafted quilts a favorite souvenir for tourists and a source of income for the quilters, In luxury homes, office buildings, and museums, the quilts have been preserved and displayed as priceless artifacts, they are even  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janneken Smucker
ISBN: 9781421410531 1421410532
OCLC Number: 819741826
Description: 270 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: Made in America --
Amish quilts, Amish values --
Off of beds and onto walls --
Folk art and women's work --
The fashion for quilts --
From rags to riches --
Amish intermediaries --
A good Amish quilt folded like money --
Designed to sell --
Homespun efficiency --
The Amish brand --
Outsourcing authenticity.
Series Title: Young Center books in Anabaptist & Pietist studies.
Responsibility: Janneken Smucker.

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By thoroughly examining all of these aspects, Amish Quilts is an essential resource for anyone interested in the history of these beautiful works.  Read more...

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The gap between what artisans intend and what dealers and owners come to believe is entertainingly conveyed in this study by the textiles historian Janneken Smucker... The book is timely since the Read more...

 
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