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Author MacAulay, Suzanne P. (Suzanne Pollock), 1943-

Title Stitching rites : colcha embroidery along the northern Rio Grande / Suzanne P. MacAulay
Published Tucson : University of Arizona Press, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 187 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents 1. Tierra Nueva -- 2. Josephine Lobato as Cultural Commentator -- 3. Change and Tradition in Historical Colcha Making -- 4. Embroidery Revivals -- 5. The Ladies Sewing Circle of San Luis -- 6. Stitches of Myth and Memory
Summary "Colcha embroidery is a traditional Spanish colonial style of textile, bed covering, or wall hanging dating from the early nineteenth century. In the first book to consider this craft, Suzanne P. MacAulay provides a detailed account of this folk art tradition that is both old and constantly renewing itself, presenting a sensitive portrayal of artists and the contexts in which they live and work." "Stitching Rites reveals how art, history, and memory interweave in a rich creative web. Based on archival research and extensive interviews with the artists, the book reveals the personal motivations of the embroiderers and their relationships with their work, with each other, with their community, and with outsiders."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Coverlets -- San Luis Valley (Colo. and N.M.)
Embroidery -- San Luis Valley (Colo. and N.M.)
Hispanic American decorative arts -- San Luis Valley (Colo. and N.M.)
Hispanic American decorative arts.
United States -- San Luis Valley.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0816541795