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Worn : a people's history of clothing

Thanhauser, Sofi2021
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Linen, cotton, silk, synthetics, wool: through the stories of these five fabrics, Sofi Thanhauser illuminates the world we inhabit in a startling new way, travelling from China to Cumbria to reveal the craft, labour and industry that create the clothes we wear. From the women who transformed stalks of flax into linen to clothe their families in 19th century New England to those who earn their dowries in the cotton spinning factories of South India today, this book traces the origins of garment making through time and around the world.
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London : Allen Lane, 2021.
Collation:
256 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN:
9780241389539 (hbk)
Dewey class:
391.009
LC class:
GT511
Local class:
391.009
Language:
English
BRN:
2795005
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