Working with Wool: A Coast Salish Legacy & the Cowichan Sweater

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Working with Wool: A Coast Salish Legacy & the Cowichan Sweater
Sylvia Olsen
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Cowichan sweaters - the iconic garments originated by the Coast Salish women in the early 1900s - are featured in this fascinating book, which concentrates on the historic impact of this knitting movement. The knitters “experienced grinding poverty, destructive racism, government paternalism, and cultural appropriation, but they battled back, using their sweaters to survive and to disprove the stereotypes that excluded them from the mainstream society and economy." Spectacular photos are plentiful - ranging from 1894 to The Big Lebowski - and the narrative is most engaging. Hardcover, 328pp.
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Cowichan sweaters - the iconic garments originated by the Coast Salish women in the early 1900s - are featured in this fascinating book, which concentrates on the historic impact of this knitting movement. The knitters “experienced grinding poverty, destructive racism, government paternalism, and cultural appropriation, but they battled back, using their sweaters to survive and to disprove the stereotypes that excluded them from the mainstream society and economy." Spectacular photos are plentiful - ranging from 1894 to The Big Lebowski - and the narrative is most engaging. Hardcover, 328pp.
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