Scrapbook of notes and photographs about weaving around the world

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Scrapbook of notes and photographs about weaving around the world, assumed to have been put together by Josephine Padbury and sent to Hilda Breed. Written on the front is a note from Josephine Padbury: 'Dear Miss Breed, Here are the pictures I promised you. I hope you will find them interesting and useful'.

Contents: 6 colour photographs [possibly cuttings from a magazine] of weaving in Guatemala, 1947, 6 monochrome photographs, some coloured, of weaving in Sardinia, 1923, and photographs of weaving and woven cloth in Yucatan [Mexico], 1925, the Andes [undated], Bethlehem, 1923, Czechoslovakia, 1923, Greece, 1944, Mexico, 1923, Cottbus [Germany], 1923 (with workers in traditional dress), and Mesa Verde [USA], 1923 (a primitive Navajo loom). The notes are mainly about the weaving by the Guatemalan Indians and by women in Sardinia.

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This entry was compiled by Greta Bertram, Crafts Study Centre Curator, June 2020.

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