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

Author: Elizabeth Wayland PhD Barber
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For over 20, 000 years, until the Industrial Revolution, the arts of weaving belonged primarily to women, who demonstrated their various roles as mother, provider, worker, entrepreneur and artist. This book examines the evolution of women's art and place in society.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Wayland PhD Barber
ISBN: 0393313484 9780393313482
OCLC Number: 60179765
Description: 334 pages : photographs, drawings
Responsibility: Elizabeth Wayland, PhD Barber (Teacher of Linguistics and Archaeology, Occidental College, California, USA).

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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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