IMAZIGHEN by Margaret Courtney-Clarke


The Vanishing Traditions of Berber Women
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 The final volume in a trilogy celebrating the extraordinary traditional arts and crafts of African women. Photographer Courtney-Clarke traveled through the rugged mountains and deserts of North Africa to record the distinctive pottery, fabrics, rugs and other woven products, and murals created by Berber women. Journalist Geraldine Brooks contributes a narrative stressing the harsh lives most Berber women face and their remarkable resilience and love of color and craft. The 230 color photographs have a startling intimacy and vigor, portraying intricate designs on house walls and pottery; complex, serene, sophisticated patterns for rugs and fabrics; and the women themselves, weaving, working at kilns, tending families, or pausing for portraits. ($55.00; Oct. 1996; 216 pages; ISBN 0-517-59771-3)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-517-59771-3
Page count: 216pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1996