Who weaves and why? weaving, loom complexity and trade

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 33 Published In Pages: 30-42
By O'Brian, Robin


This article examines the relationship between craft specialization, technological complexity, the gendered division of labor, and trade. Seeking to understand the shift from women to men as primary weavers, the author finds that trade is a strong predictor but technological complexity of looms is not.

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