Book Presentation Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Women’s Domestic Needlework from the Italian Diaspora edited by Edvige Giunta and Joseph Sciorra
As part of the exhibition Woven Lives: Exploring Women’s Needlework from the Italian Diaspora
Scholar Joseph Sciorra presented Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Women’s Domestic Needlework from the Italian Diaspora, an interdisciplinary collection of creative work by 37 contributors. The book, which Sciorra co-edited with Edvige Guinta, explores a multitude of experiences related to needlework and immigration from a transnational perspective, spanning the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. While primarily concerned with interpretations of needlework rather than the needlework itself, the editors and contributors remain mindful of the history and cultural values associated with needlework that Italian immigrants brought to the United States, Canada, Australia, and Argentina, and passed on to their descendants.