Sheila Paine





Sheila Paine



Sheila Paine is a world expert on tribal societies and textiles. Her passion for travel began when she was very young and has taken her across the world, from Africa to Pakistan. She is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and has worked as a professional translator/interpreter in French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Her museum-quality collection includes embroidery and amulets and has been staged in numerous exhibitions. She is the author of several acclaimed books, including Embroidery from India and Pakistan, The Linen Goddess, and The Afghan Amulet, and has won travel writing awards from the Independent and the Sunday Times


Average rating: 4.15 · 180 ratings · 28 reviews · 14 distinct works · Similar authors
Embroidered Textiles: A Wor...

4.44 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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Amulets: Sacred Charms of P...

4.16 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2004
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The Afghan Amulet: Travels ...

3.86 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1994 — 4 editions
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Amulets: A World Of Secret ...

4.60 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2004
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Embroidered Textiles: Tradi...

4.15 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1990 — 3 editions
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The Golden Horde: From the ...

4.17 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1997 — 3 editions
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The Linen Goddess: Travels ...

4.12 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2003
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Chikan Embroidery: The Flor...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1989
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Embroidery from India and P...

4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
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Embroidery from Afghanistan

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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