by Susan Schaefer Davis, with photographs by Joe Coca - £29.99 Thrums Books (2018)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780999051719 | ISBN 10: 0999051717
Gold Winner for the 31st Annual Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Award.
Morocco is a wildly diverse land, a confluence of cultures, and home to myriad ancient craft traditions still thriving today. Women spin wool and weave rugs, they hand-knot silk buttons, embroider intricate designs passed down through generations, and sew stunning native costumes.
Women Artisans of Morocco tells the stories of twenty-five women who practice these textile traditions with an inspiring pride and fortitude. In rural Berber villages, in bustling cities, and in a remarkable desert oasis, you will meet extraordinary women who honor their cultural traditions as well as those who carve new roads in the social landscape through political office and entrepreneurship. Each is guided by her fierce determination and hope for economic stability. Joe Coca’s photography brings the women, their work, and the colorful richness of Morocco to life.
(Price & availability last checked: September 2019)