» We’re very close to sending Maya Gods & Monsters to press, when we get a frantic message from our author, Carol Karasik: “Wait! A lot of those little designs around the edges are Aztec, not Maya! Not to mention that calendar wheel!” We do a hasty but thorough search for strictly Maya motifs, and find […]
Wishing you the very best this holiday season from all of us at Thrums Books.
The winter solstice, that longest night of the year, happens next week. And as with any change of season, it will be celebrated in a variety of ways around the world. Of course, Stonehenge is one of the most highly prized locations to be on the solstice because of how the stones create a perfect […]
If you’re searching for a meaningful gift this holiday season–a gift that celebrates traditions, cultures, and craft–we have just a few suggestions! This year, Thrums Books published four beautiful books that explore textiles in Peru, Afghanistan, and Laos, and a quirky little gem of Maya folktales. But beyond the textiles, you’ll discover cultural heritage, the […]
A lot of textile books come my way: scholarly tomes, museum extravaganzas, technique how-tos, and much more. But I don’t think I’ve ever laid hands on a book quite like Maid, Mother, Crone and the Rabbit Net. First, there’s the time span. It starts in 525 CE, jumps to 1875, then to 1953 and present […]