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Goddess Embroideries of Eastern Europe
by Mary B Kelly
Remnants of ancient goddess beliefs were very much a part of nineteenth century Eastern European folk culture. Even up to the twentieth century, Eastern European women supervised rituals in honor of the goddess, and carefully embroidered her image on their ritual cloths and clothing. Today, the strong, powerful goddess figure can still be seen on many examples of Eastern E ...more
Paperback, 215 pages
Published March 10th 1996 by Northland Press of Winona
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Artist, Professor of Art and author, MARY B. KELLY has documented folk textiles in Europe, the Balkans, Greece and Scandinavia in her trilogy, Goddess Embroideries of Eastern Europe, Goddess Embroideries of the Balkan Lands and Greek Islands and Goddess Embroideries of the Northlands ( 2007). She served as guest curator for Sacred Symbols, Ceremonial Cloth, an exhibit at the Vesterheim Norwegian A ...moreMore about Mary B Kelly...