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  • Publisher: Thrums Books
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 30 April 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9780999051719
  • Stock: 17 in stock
  • Size: 254x254 mm
  • Illustrations: 186
  • Pages: 168
  • RRP: £29.99
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Women Artisans of Morocco: Their Stories, Their Lives

£29.99

by Susan Schaefer Davis

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Book Description

Women Artisans of Morocco tells the stories of twenty-five women who practice textile traditions of their home.

Women Artisans of Morocco: Their Stories, Their Lives, vividly portrays more than twenty-five artisans and their colourful world in varied regions throughout Morocco. The book reveals the personal stories of weavers, embroiderers, button makers, and a seamstress.
Stepping into the lives of these Moroccan women artisans, you will gain an appreciation for their artistic skills and ingenuity. You will also admire their strong roles in this supposedly male-dominated society and their fierce independence and determination as they work to improve their economic livelihoods. You will be welcomed into their homes in rural Berber villages, in bustling cities, and in a remarkable desert oasis and learn what it is like to live as a woman in the rapidly changing society of Morocco. Joe Coca’s award-winning photography captures the authentic beauty of the women, their work, and the wildly diverse lands of Morocco.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
14 A DESTERT LIFE
22 VANISHING TRADITIONS
28 FOLLOWING THE ANCESTORS
34 THE RUG SELLER OF KHEMISSET
44 THE WEAVERS OF N'KOB
54 THE SEQQAT FAMILY
60 THE SOLITARY WEAVER OF TIZNIT
64 THE BLESSINGS OF COLOR AND WOOL
66 ALL BUSINESS
70 THE ART OF WEAVING
74 WEAVING FOR THE GLOBAL VILLAGE
78 THE AMASSINE STYLE
83 A MODERN WOMAN INNOVATES
86 AN ACTIVIST IN AIT HAMZA
96 RURAL FEMINIST AND POLITICIAN
100 MOTHER OF THE LOOM
110 A HEAD FOR FASHION
118 A GRASSROOTS FEMINIST BUTTON MAKER
126 A WIDOW'S STORY
129 WOMEN’S CRATFS OF KHENIFRA
134 STARS AND SCORPIANS
141 MIDDLEWOMAN
145 THE PERSISTENT ONE
149 THE FUTURE
153 GLOSSARY
159 BIBLIOGRAPHY AND RESOURCES
161 INDEX

About the Author

About Susan Schaefer Davis

Susan Schaefer Davis is a consultant with American Friends Service Committee, the World Bank, USAID, and several NGOs. She has been captivated by Morocco since she was a Peace Corps Volunteer there in the 1960s. She now leads cultural and textile tours through Morocco, and is the author of both Patience and Power and Adolescence in a Moroccan Town

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