Thursday, December 3, 2009

continuing on - weaving language

Continuing on from the previous post about the rapid loss of languages/cultures, I recommend 

Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years 

by Elizabeth Wayland Barber, at Occidental College when not on travels and digs.

The book describes the way textiles,

specifically weaving,
integrate language transmission and story telling.

Not all linguistic records are textual ... some are textural.

photo: Ariadne Lura Astor 1992