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My loom and me – the role of the handloom in a weaver’s identity creation. / Nunoo, Sharon; Parker-Strak, Rachel; Blazquez, Marta; Henninger, Claudia E.

Sustainability, culture and handloom. Springer Nature, 2021.

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Nunoo, S., Parker-Strak, R., Blazquez, M., & Henninger, C. E. (Accepted/In press). My loom and me – the role of the handloom in a weaver’s identity creation. In Sustainability, culture and handloom Springer Nature.

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