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Embroidering The Goddesses of Old Norway by Mary B. Kelly

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Author and artist Mary B. Kelly shares her love of textiles patterns in Embroidering the Goddess of Old Norway.  She includes a short commentary on the ritual uses of such cloths and a history of their collection, conservation and preservation in both museums and families.  Across the world, textiles often display strong, colorful symbols and images of female deities. Made primarily made by women, they were intended for protection and to encourage fertility in their fields, flocks and families. This embellished cloth and clothing was offered to their deities and used by men amen throughout history as part of the rituals of folk culture. In some areas these traditions continue today.  Mary Kelly is the author of several books on ritual embroideries.