Embroidering Lives

Embroidering Lives

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Fusing aesthetic and economic analyses, Embroidering Lives investigates the lives and work of women in the chikan embroidery industry of Lucknow, India. Richly descriptive and accessibly written, the book explores many important issues in womena€™s studies, anthropology, and urban development todaya€”the impact of purdah (seclusion of women) upon womena€™s work and occupational opportunities, the key role of sub-contractors in home-based industry, the need to understand a handicraft from its makersa€™ point of view, and the role of development agencies and programs.Once one gets away from the standard kurta range, even into the low to mid- range salwar-qamiz ranges, wages begin to vary ... A cut of a few paise per piece is not much at all, but if the scale of operations is large enough, this amount rapidlyanbsp;...

Title:Embroidering Lives
Author:Clare M. Wilkinson-Weber
Publisher:SUNY Press - 1999-03-25


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