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By Edvige Giunta,Joseph Sciorra

For Italian immigrants and their descendants, needlework represents a marker of identification, a cultural touchstone as strong as pasta and Neapolitan track. Out of the artifacts in their reminiscence and mind's eye, Italian immigrants and their descendants used embroidering, stitching, knitting, and crocheting to assist outline who they have been and who they've got turn into. This booklet is an interdisciplinary choice of inventive paintings through authors of Italian foundation and educational essays. The artistic works from thirty-seven members comprise memoir, poetry, and visible arts whereas the gathering as a complete explores a mess of reports approximately and techniques to needlework and immigration from a transnational standpoint, spanning the past due 19th century to the overdue 20th century.

At the heart of the booklet, over thirty illustrations symbolize Italian immigrant women�s needlework. The textual content unearths the various strategies through which an easy item, or perhaps the reminiscence of that item, turns into whatever else via literary, visible, functionality, ethnographic, or serious reimagining. whereas essentially fascinated with interpretations of needlework instead of the needlework itself, the editors and individuals to Embroidered Stories stay conscious of its historical past and its linked cultural values, which Italian immigrants introduced with them to the USA, Canada, Australia, and Argentina and handed directly to their descendants.

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