Not slavic, but good book
- All the discussion of the "backwards apron" reminded me of the
discussion of the evolution of clothing in a book called "Women's Work"
by Elizabeth Wayland Barber. Aside from being a very well-written book,
it's quite enjoyable to read and gave me many of those little "Oooh"
enlightenment moments. Just thought I'd mention it, even if the focus is
much broader than Slavic. Considering how late I find out about things,
you all probably know about it anyway (especially you weaving types; she
also wrote "The Mummies of Urumchi").
- At 10:20 PM 4/3/00 -0500, you wrote:
>All the discussion of the "backwards apron" reminded me of theWork"
>discussion of the evolution of clothing in a book called "Women's
>by Elizabeth Wayland Barber.Isn't that the one where the author recreated a pre-period plaid from
an extant scrap and had a "DUH!" revelation that she'd set up her
loom 90 degrees off from the original?
Saying of the day:
Ohnosecond: That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize that
you've just made a horrendous unfixable mistake.