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The Linen Goddess free pdf The task had seemed simple enough at the beginning: where had the idea first come from that that little triangle of silk embroidery, hung with three tassels, had the strength to fend off evil? And where did people still believe in it? The third volume of Sheila Paine's odyssey - "Out of Central Asia" takes her through war-torn Eritrea and Somalia, past the ancient rock churches of Ethiopia and the tiny pyramids of Sudan, through Egypt and across the Mediterranean to Greece, ending in the bandit land of Albania. It is an adventure across the fault lines of history and religion too, as the Linen Goddess fades and reappears from view. Even amid Madonnas, petitions to Ab-Besma ab-Besma Wold, rusty bits of iron, broken white glass elephants and a myriad of blue beads, it has always been there. And after a journey through some of the least visited and most dangerous parts of the world, Sheila finally catches up with the goddess surprisingly close to home.

About Sheila Paine

Sheila Paine is a linguist by training and speaks five languages. She was a runner up in the 1990 Sunday Times and winner of the 1991 Independent travel writing competitions. Widowed in her early forties, she has spent the last twenty years travelling, researching tribal and peasant embroidery, and has written four books on the subject. She lives in Oxfordshire.

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Author : Sheila Paine
Publisher : Pallas Athene Arts
Data Published : 20 June 2003
ISBN : 1873429878
EAN : 9781873429877
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 223 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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