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Women And Sewing: Integrating Object Analysis With Documentary Evidence, Jean L. Parsons, Sara B. Marcketti Oct 2009

Women And Sewing: Integrating Object Analysis With Documentary Evidence, Jean L. Parsons, Sara B. Marcketti

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For centuries, sewing was a central feature of women's lives, education and employment. The story of sewing and its significance can be told through written records, however, to truly weave together an account of its importance , it is essential to include a variety of evidence, with the material culture of dress adding richness to the analysis.