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Art.Rage.Us : Art and Writing by Women With Breast Cancer
by Marsha Meskimmon

The range of emotions experienced by survivors of, and those affected by, breast cancer: dignity, courage, anger, terror, grief, humor and acceptance - presented through art and writing.

My Spirit Flies : Portraits and Prose of Women in Their Power
by M. Cathy Angell

Photography of women engaged in activites that make them feel whole, centered, and powerful.

Reviewed by Kim Allen.

The Edge of Time The Edge of Time
by Mariana Yampolsky

Photographs of Mexico by a female photographer.

Africa : Women's Art, Women's Lives Africa : Women's Art, Women's Lives
by Betty Laduke

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Africa Through the Eyes of Women Artists
by Betty Laduke

African Canvas : The Art of West African Women
by Margaret Courtney-Clarke (Photographer), Margaret Corurtney-Clarke, Maya Angelou

Bearing Witness : Contemporary Works by African American Women Artists Bearing Witness: Contemporary Works by African American Women Artists
by Jontyle Theresa Robinson (Editor), Maya Angelou (Editor), Joynty Robinson, Tritobia H. Benjamin

Bearing Witness : Contemporary Works by African American Women Artists Clementine Hunter : American Folk Artist
by James Wilson, Clementine Hunter

Twentieth-century folk art by artist, Clementine Hunter, a black woman born in the nineteenth century. Letters from Hunter describe her evolution into one of America's important folk artist heroines.

Mehndi : The Art of Henna Body Painting
by Carine Fabius, Michele M. Garcia

Popular in the west now as an alternative to permanent tattoes, "mehndi" is the traditional art of henna body painting, practiced mostly by women for centuries in India, Africa, and the Middle East.

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Asian Women Artists
by Neville Dury, Dinah Dysart

Painted Prayers : Women's Art in Village India
by Stephen P. Huyler

An exploration of madhubani painting, an artistic and religious tradition passed down from mother to daughter, from generation to generation. They painting are done on household and village walls to mark the seasonal festivals of the religious year, weddings, and other special events in their lives.

The Mehndi Kit
by Zaynab Mirza

A Kit which includes organic henna, 20 design transfers, and a 72-page illustrated book with complete instructions to learn this ancient women's art form.

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The Henna Body Art Kit : Everything You Need to Create Stunning Temporary Tatoos
by Aileen Marron, Halawa Henna (Contributor), Emma Peios

Weaving Identities Weaving Identities
by Carol Hendrickson

Anthropological look at the Guatemalan textile arts dominated by women.

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Maya Textiles Of Guatemala
by Margot Blum Schevill

Information and great photos of Guatemalan textiles, generally made by women.

Textile Traditions of MesoAmerica and the Andes
by Margot Blum Schevill et al

Anthropological anthology, with symposium papers covering textile arts and the women who make these pieces.

Kuna Crafts, Gender, and the Global Economy
by Karin E. Tice

The Art of Reflection: Women Artists' Self-Portraiture in the Twentieth Century
by Marsha Meskimmon

Surrealist Women Surrealist Women
by Penelope Rosemont

Largely text, but there's some artwork as well.

Sofonisba Anguissola : A Renaissance Woman
by Sylvia Ferino-Pagden, Maria Kusche

First great woman artist of the Renaissance.