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Women's work : the first 20,000 years : women, cloth, and society in early times

Author: E J W Barber
Publisher: New York : Norton, 1995, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An economic and social history of ancient textiles, looking at what can be learned about the lives, work, and values of early women from the technological record of fabric, an industry for which women were largely responsible.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E J W Barber
ISBN: 0393313484 9780393313482
OCLC Number: 33416902
Description: 334 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: A tradition with a reason --
The string revolution --
Courtyard sisterhood --
Island fever --
More than hearts on our sleeves --
Elements of the code --
Cloth for the caravans --
Land of linen --
The golden spindle --
Behind the myths --
Plain or fancy, new or tried and true --
Postscript: finding the invisible.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Wayland Barber.

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"A fascinating history of...[a craft] that preceded and made possible civilization itself." -New York Times Book Review  Read more...

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"Elizabeth Barber is as knowing and perceptive as any archaeologist-author in sight...Her topic is wonderfully fresh." -- Scientific American

 
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