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Woven Threads

Author : Maria Shaw
ISBN : 9781785700613
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Woven textiles are produced by nearly all human societies. This volume investigates evidence for patterned textiles (that is, textiles woven with elaborate designs) that were produced by two early Mediterranean civilizations: the Minoans of Crete and the Mycenaeans of mainland Greece, that prospered during the Aegean Bronze Age, c. 3000–1200 BC, contemporary with Pharaonic Egypt. Both could boast of specialists in textile production. Together with their wine, oil, and art, Minoan and Mycenaean textiles were much desired as trade goods. Artistic images of their fabrics preserved both in the Aegean and in other parts of the Mediterranean show elaborate patterns woven with rich decorative detail and color. Only a few small scraps of textiles survive but evidence for their production is abundant and frescoes supply detailed information about a wide variety of now-lost textile goods from luxurious costumes and beautifully patterned wall hangings and carpets, to more utilitarian decorated fabrics. A review of surviving artistic and archaeological evidence indicates that textiles played essential practical and social roles in both Minoan and Mycenaean societies.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Woven Threads

Author : Judith Mccoy Miller
ISBN : 9781634096621
Genre : Fiction
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Knowing that God is directing her path, Tessie, armed with years of schooling has taken the position as physician for the Santa Fe Railroad in Florence, Kansas. Part of her longs to show her independence and strengh within her profession, while a deeper part longs to be loved and cared for. Tessie glows under the attention of Charlie Banion, the handsome and very capable operations manager for the railroad, but her interest is stirred by an intriguing English patient, Edward Buford, who may hold the key to restoring the hearing to Tessie's young patient and ward. Tessie must follow Edward to Chicago to learn about new ear sugery techniques, but her heart is in Florence. Where does God want her to be... and with whom will she weave the threads of her life?
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Author : Estelle Watts
ISBN : 1535370394
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These Poems are "A Woven Thread" that run through the events and periods of my life. Some events were life changing, moving me in new directions. Some were full of adventure and fun.Others were just thought provoking,helping me to look at the world in some new way. The book is divided into nine sections: Remembering, A Touch of Childhood, Coming of Age,California, Our Hippy Bus Trip, Thoughts on Getting Old, Dog Stories, Potpouri, Me and the Outside World. A Little autobiographical - but not really!

Feminine Threads

Author : Diana Lynn Severance
ISBN : 1845506405
Genre : Religion
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From commoner to queen, the women in this book embraced the freedom and the power of the Gospel in making their unique contributions to the unfolding of history. Wherever possible, the women here speak for themselves, from their letters, diaries or published works. The true story of women in Christian history inspires, challenges and demonstrates the grace of God producing much fruit throughout time.
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Maya Threads

Author : Walter F. Morris, Jr.
ISBN : 0983886067
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Enter the Maya world through the pages of this book. Understand the roots of Maya culture and costume as it is expressed in their ancient history and legends, and in their ever-evolving, colorful, beautifully handcrafted dress. You will see exquisite gauze fabrics that trace their origins from the 9th century AD to a present-day lowland village; festival wear that blends Roman Catholicism and paganism, reverence and mockery; gloriously brocaded and embroidered wardrobes that tie communities together, embroidery techniques that reflect displacements and migrations - in other words, fabrics that trace the history and evolution of a people.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Woven Thread

Author : Claire Lorrimer
ISBN : 9781444751437
Genre : Fiction
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Jennifer Winfield goes to work as a residential secretary at the Manor House, where the elderly Lady Barclay is researching a book of the family history. Jenny intends the job to be merely a means of filling the time until her fiancé, Peter, returns from an assignment abroad. But although life is initially uneventful in the secluded Manor, it does not remain so for long? The unexpected arrival of Simon Barclay and a young American, Allan Howe, turn Jenny?s world upside down. Unprepared for the powerful attraction she feels for two very different men, Jenny?s emotions veer chaotically out of control. Now unable to face Peter, she breaks off their engagement? but knows there is no certainty that either Simon or Allan will want to take his place. Then, history seems to repeat itself as the Barclay ancestors merge with the present in an intriguing, disturbing and strangely romantic manner? but with sinister undertones that threaten tragedy.
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Threads Of Silk

Author : Amanda Roberts
Genre : Fiction
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When I was a child, I thought my destiny was to live and die on the banks of the Xiangjiang River as my family had done for generations. I never imagined that my life would lead me to the Forbidden City and the court of China’s last Empress. Born in the middle of nowhere, Yaqian, a little embroidery girl from Hunan Province, finds her way to the imperial court, a place of intrigue, desire, and treachery. From the bed of an Emperor, the heart of a Prince, and the right side of an Empress, Yaqian weaves her way through the most turbulent decades of China’s history and witnesses the fall of the Qing Dynasty. Fans of Amy Tan, Lisa See, Anchee Min, and Pearl S. Buck are sure to love this debut novel by Amanda Roberts. This richly descriptive and painstakingly researched novel brings the opulence of the Qing Court to life as Yaqian and Empress Cixi's lives intertwine over six decades.
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Motor Age

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ISBN : NYPL:33433071615763
Genre : Automobile industry and trade
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Category: Automobile industry and trade