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The Resource Embroidering within boundaries : Afghan women creating a future, by Rangina Hamidi & Mary Littrell ; photos by Paula Lerner

Embroidering within boundaries : Afghan women creating a future, by Rangina Hamidi & Mary Littrell ; photos by Paula Lerner

Label
Embroidering within boundaries : Afghan women creating a future
Title
Embroidering within boundaries
Title remainder
Afghan women creating a future
Statement of responsibility
by Rangina Hamidi & Mary Littrell ; photos by Paula Lerner
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Fifteen years ago, Rangina Hamidi made the decision to dedicate her life to helping rebuild her native Kandahar, Afghanistan. The Taliban had been driven out by American forces following 9/11, but Kandahar was a shambles. Tens of thousands of women, widowed by years of conflict, struggled to support themselves and their families. Rangina's decision was to start an entrepreneurial enterprise, using the exquisite traditional embroidery of Kandahar, to help women work within the cultural boundaries of Pashtunwali to earn their living and to find a degree of self-determination. Thus Kandahar Treasure was born. This book, written with global scholar Mary Littrell, traces the converging paths of traditional khamak embroidery, the 400 brave women who have found in it a way to build their lives, and the tenuous state of their efforts as the fate of Kandahar hangs in the balance. The late, award-winning photojournalist Paula Lerner was dedicated to telling the stories of women in Afghanistan. Her remarkable images throughout the book show Afghan women's profound struggle, strength, and beauty
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamidi, Rangina
Dewey number
746.4409581
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TT769.A3
LC item number
H36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Littrell, Mary Ann
  • Lerner, Paula
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Embroidery
  • Textile fabrics
  • Women-owned business enterprises
  • Embroidery
  • Textile fabrics
  • Women-owned business enterprises
  • Afghanistan
Label
Embroidering within boundaries : Afghan women creating a future, by Rangina Hamidi & Mary Littrell ; photos by Paula Lerner
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 168) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn981985953
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
171 pages
Isbn
9780998452302
Lccn
2017933269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)981985953
Label
Embroidering within boundaries : Afghan women creating a future, by Rangina Hamidi & Mary Littrell ; photos by Paula Lerner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 168) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn981985953
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
171 pages
Isbn
9780998452302
Lccn
2017933269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)981985953

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