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In Her Hands: Craftswomen Changing the World

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All over the world, women in developing economies improve the lives of their families by creating and selling exquisite, indigenous crafts. The Ndebele beaders of South Africa, the weavers of Guatemala, the flower painters of Poland, the doll makers of Turkey, the mirror embroiderers of India, the batik artists of Indonesia—all these women draw from past traditions and contribute to the future of their cultures. In Her Hands: Craftswomen Changing the World is a beautifully photographed documentary of ninety women in twelve countries on four continents, revealing their diverse lives and surprisingly universal aspirations.

Often driven by the harsh realities of poverty, little education, and even a lack of basic health care, female artisans are motivated by the desire to provide for their children: to dress them properly, to feed them well, and, most of all, to educate them. The need for social contact and a sense of community brings craftswomen together into small groups, which in turn gives rise to new micro-enterprises in developing countries. Many political and social organizations, including the United Nations, provide guidance and economic support, most often in the form of very small, short-term loans; thus cooperatives are created that strengthen and enrich their cultural heritage as well as individual lives and fortunes.

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Authors Paola Gianturco and Toby Tuttle have spent five years photographing, interviewing, and writing about craftswomen for "In Her Hands: Craftswomen Changing the World. The artisans' individual voices are heard throughout the book as the authors describe their encounters with the craftswomen; amusing, affecting journal entries relate to the authors' own experiences and reflections.

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Crafstwomen Changing the world. From the dollmakers of Turkey to the batik artists of Indonesia, women in developing economies provide for their families by creating and selling indigenous crafts which draw on cultural traditions.

About the Author

Authors Paola Gianturco and Toby Tuttle have spent five years photographing, interviewing, and writing about craftswomen for this amazing collection. The artisans’ individual voices are featured throughout the book as the authors describe their encounters with the craftswomen; amusing, affecting journal entries relate the authors’ own experiences and reflections. In Her Hands celebrates a different kind of women’s movement—one in which mothers, sisters, grandmothers, and friends join together to create beautiful crafts that contribute to a better life for themselves, their families, and for future generations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781576871843
Subtitle:
Craftswomen Changing the World
Introduction:
Walker, Alice
Foreword:
Walker, Alice
Author:
Walker, Alice
Author:
Tuttle, Toby
Author:
Gianturco, Paola
Publisher:
powerHouse Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Handicraft
Subject:
Developing countries
Subject:
Women artisans.
Subject:
Third World Development
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
Subject:
Photo Essays
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
quòter 1
Publication Date:
20040101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
11 x 8.4 x 0.71 in 2.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Authors Paola Gianturco and Toby Tuttle have spent five years photographing, interviewing, and writing about craftswomen for "In Her Hands: Craftswomen Changing the World. The artisans' individual voices are heard throughout the book as the authors describe their encounters with the craftswomen; amusing, affecting journal entries relate to the authors' own experiences and reflections.
"Synopsis" by , Crafstwomen Changing the world. From the dollmakers of Turkey to the batik artists of Indonesia, women in developing economies provide for their families by creating and selling indigenous crafts which draw on cultural traditions.
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