The Thread-Spirit: The Symbolism of Knotting and the Fiber Arts by Mark SiegeltuchThe Thread-Spirit: The Symbolism of Knotting and the Fiber Arts by Mark Siegeltuch

The Thread-Spirit: The Symbolism of Knotting and the Fiber Arts

byMark Siegeltuch

Paperback | July 1, 2010

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Based on comprehensive research of textile arts and traditional symbolism, this compendium explores how societies, in the absence of writing, imparted wisdom to the next generation through the use of objects and practices of daily life, namely fiber arts—knotting, weaving, spinning, basketry, among others. Arguing that symbolism has been overshadowed by rationalism despite its continued existence in remote parts of the world, this unique record strives to examine these traditions and reunite them with their ancient meanings. This invaluable account will appeal to academics in the fields of anthropology, art history, and religion.

Mark Siegeltuch is an adjunct advisor at the Gallatin Division of New York University. He is the author of Text on Screen and Print: A Comparison of Forms, the coauthor of Teletext Usage in Public Places, and the editor of Two Essay: Chief and Greed Persimmon Press. He lives in New York City.
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Title:The Thread-Spirit: The Symbolism of Knotting and the Fiber ArtsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 12 × 9 × 0.6 inPublished:July 1, 2010Publisher:Fons VitaeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1891785451

ISBN - 13:9781891785450

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