Resistance and Submission, Warp and Weft: Unraveling the Life of Ethel Mairet

  title={Resistance and Submission, Warp and Weft: Unraveling the Life of Ethel Mairet},
  author={Kirsty Robertson},
  pages={292 - 317}
Abstract This paper attempts to unravel some of the knots of handweaver Ethel Mairet's biography, and to embrace the paradoxes, political vagaries, and textures of her life. At once appropriator and colonizer, Indian nationalist and Sri Lankan scholar, twice married, twice divorced, feminist, submissive wife, communist sympathizer, businesswoman and feminized weaver, Ethel Mairet complicated virtually every trope of “feminine,” “craft,” and “colonial”—both within her life, and in attempts to… 
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