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In Her Hands Paola Gianturco

In Her Hands

Paola Gianturco

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ISBN : 9781580930680
Hardcover
256 pages
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style=FONT-SIZE: 10pt- FONT-FAMILY: Times New Roman- mso-fareast-font-family: Times New Roman- mso-ansi-language: EN-US- mso-fareast-language: EN-US- mso-bidi-language: AR-SA>Allover the world, women in developing economies improve theMorestyle=FONT-SIZE: 10pt- FONT-FAMILY: Times New Roman- mso-fareast-font-family: Times New Roman- mso-ansi-language: EN-US- mso-fareast-language: EN-US- mso-bidi-language: AR-SA>Allover the world, women in developing economies improve the lives of theirfamilies by creating and selling exquisite, indigenous crafts. The Ndebelebeaders of South Africa, the weavers of Guatemala, the flower paintersofPoland, the dollmakers of Turkey, the mirror embroiderers of India, thebatik artists of Indonesia contribute to the future of their cultures. In HerHands: Craftswomen Changing the World is a beautifully photographed documentaryof ninety women in twelve countries on four continents, revealing their diverselives and surprisingly universal aspirations.Often driven by the harshrealities of poverty, little education, and even a lack of basic health care,female artisans are motivated by the desire to provide for their children: todress them properly, to feed them well, and, most of all, to educate them. Theneed for social contact and a sense of community brings craftswomen togetherinto small groups, which in turn gives rise to new micro-enterprises indeveloping countries. Many political and social organizations, including theUnited Nations, provide guidance and economic support, most often in the form ofvery small, short-term loans- thus cooperatives are created that strengthen andenrich their cultural heritage as well as individual lives andfortunes.Authors Paola Gianturco and Toby Tuttle have spent five yearsphotographing, interviewing, and writing about craftswomen for this amazingcollection. The artisans individual voices are featured throughout the book asthe authors describe their encounters with the craftswomen- amusing, affectingjournal entries relate the authors own experiences and reflections. In HerHands celebrates a different kind of women s movement sisters, grandmothers, andfriends join together to create beautiful crafts that contribute to a betterlife for themselves, their families, and for future generations.style=mso-spacerun: yes>style=FONT-SIZE: 10pt- FONT-FAMILY: Times New Roman- mso-fareast-font-family: Times New Roman- mso-ansi-language: EN-US- mso-fareast-language: EN-US- mso-bidi-language: AR-SA>style=mso-bidi-font-weight: normal>style=FONT-SIZE: 10pt- FONT-FAMILY: Times New Roman- mso-fareast-font-family: Times New Roman- mso-ansi-language: EN-US- mso-fareast-language: EN-US- mso-bidi-language: AR-SA>style=mso-bidi-font-weight: normal>About the Authors:style=FONT-SIZE: 10pt- FONT-FAMILY: Times New Roman- mso-fareast-font-family: Times New Roman- mso-ansi-language: EN-US- mso-fareast-language: EN-US- mso-bidi-language: AR-SA>style=mso-bidi-font-weight: normal>Paola Gianturco is the founder of theGianturco Company, a consulting, marketing, and communications firm in MillValley, California. She has co-taught courses about women and leadership atMills College and the Stanford University Institute for Research on Women andGender. She lives in San Francisco.style=mso-bidi-font-weight: normal>Toby Tuttle is secretary-treasurer ofthe Lone Pine Group, an independent investment banking company in Evergreen,Colorado. She has held account management and media positions with advertisingagencies in Seattle, Denver, and Los Angeles, and she worked with Gianturco atthe first women-owned advertising agency in the United States. She divides hertime between San Francisco and Denver.