The Shishu Ladies of Hilo: Japanese Embroidery in Hawai'i

The Shishu Ladies of Hilo: Japanese Embroidery in Hawai'i

by Shiho S. Nunes, Sara Nunes-Atabaki, Sara Nunes-Atabaki
     
 

The Shishu Ladies of Hilo is a carefully documented and illustrated account of the stitching community created by the Shinodas and their pupils on the Big Island from the mid 1930s to the late 1960s. This book traces the teaching of shishu in Hawai'i and describes in detail the modifications made to traditional motifs and materials. It is, however, much more than a… See more details below

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The Shishu Ladies of Hilo is a carefully documented and illustrated account of the stitching community created by the Shinodas and their pupils on the Big Island from the mid 1930s to the late 1960s. This book traces the teaching of shishu in Hawai'i and describes in detail the modifications made to traditional motifs and materials. It is, however, much more than a historical record of a textile art form. It raises questions about the relationship between these women, their ethnicity, and their needlework - in short, the role of art in achieving ethnic identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824821289
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Extraordinary Lives Series: The Experience of Hawaii's Nisei
Pages:
156

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Conventions
Pt. IThe Hilo Shishu
1Gathering the Threads3
2The Hilo Shishu Community7
3Old Ways Done Differently11
Pt. IIThreads from the Past
4An Enduring Partnership33
5Life Was Hard!47
6"Great Were the Ladies of Meiji"61
Pt. IIIFrom Design to Stitched Art
7Design for Needle and Thread81
8Thread into Art99
9The Shishu Experience113
App. AA Short History of Shishu in Japan129
App. BRoster of the Shishu Ladies131
Notes133
Bibliography139

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