MEHTA, S: This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto

Book cover. This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant's ManifestoMehta, Suketu. This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019. ISBN: 9780374276027. Unmarked text. A few soft bends on unclipped dust jacket. 306p.Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30586)

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There are few subjects in American life that prompt more discussion and controversy than immigration. Mehta juxtaposes the phony narratives of populist ideologues with the ordinary heroism of laborers, nannies, and others, as he explains why more people are on the move today than ever before.

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HACKER, KF: Courtyard, Bazaar, Temple: Traditions of Textile Expression in India

Book Cover. Courtyard, Bazaar, Temple: Traditions of Textile Expression in IndiaHacker, Katherine F.; Turnbull, Krista Jensen. Courtyard, Bazaar, Temple: Traditions of Textile Expression in India. University of Washington, 1982. ISBN: 0295959665. Unmarked text. Previous owner’s name on front end page. Very Good. Paperback. (#30534) $12.00

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Published to accompany an exhibition organized by the Costume and Textile Study Center at the University of Washington at the Bellevue Art Museum, Belllevue, Washington, 12 June through 25 July 1982.

Illustrated in black and white with maps, photos, and textile reproductions. 64p. Topics include the Elizabeth Bayley Willis Collection, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and more. Glossary. Bibliography.

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STACK, L: Patterned Threads: Ikat Traditions and Inspirations

Stack, Lotus. Patterned Threads: Ikat Traditions and Inspirations. Minneapolis Institute of Art, 1987. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#30166)

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kat is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employs resist dyeing on the yarns prior to dyeing and weaving the fabric. This technique adds a blurriness to the design. 37p.

Exhibition catalog. Beautifully illustrated in color and black/white.

Topics include Central Asia and Persia Indonesia, India, Japan, Mesoamerica, Europe, and patterned threads techniques. Map. Appendix. Glossary. Suggested reading. I