Threads of Identity by Widad Kamel Kawar

SKU: 9789963610419


Preserving Palestinian Costume and Heritage


Published 2011. 449 Pages.


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Threads of Identity is a history of Palestinian women of the 20th century told through aspects of popular heritage, focusing on traditional dresses, but also including textiles and weaving, rural and urban customs, cuisine, and festivities. The interviews with women who lived through the traumas and changes of the 20th century are a contribution to oral history, augmenting standard historical accounts. While most writing about the Middle East concentrates on politics, this book focuses on the dignity of ordinary people, and women in particular, bridging the gap between the major events of history and everyday life.

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Weight2.00 kg
Dimensions22.5 × 28 cm



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