On line lecture: Stories Beyond the Pillow – How Bobowa’s Women Made Their Lace History

Anna Sznajder, Poland    

Awarded Laces by Ryszard Rozanski Bobowa

Sunday, 23 July, 2023  15:00 CET

An ethnographic case study: women, bobbin lace histories and the formation of lacemaking heritage in Bobowa, Southern Poland.  The presentation explains how craft culture stimulates ideas of enterprising women, contributes to creative development of young and elders, builds social networks in the country and abroad, and applies lace in contemporary fashion, design, and the arts. How do patterns and materials selected for making bobbin laces decide craft character and shape its uneven future from hobbyist to market-oriented products?

Dr. Anna Sznajder

Dr. Anna Sznajder is a freelance researcher.  Anna obtained her PhD at the School of Media, Culture and Society, University of the West of Scotland.  Her research interests include history of lace-making in Central and Eastern Europe, women’s work strategies, traditional crafts and anthropology of aging.  She is a member of the International Bobbin and Needle Lace Organization and the Polish Ethnological Society.

All Virtual Lectures will be held between 15:00 – 18:00 Central European Time on Zoom. The lectures will be recorded and available on YouTube for all registered Virtual Congress participants. YouTube has a translation capability – with subtitles.

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