I have been catching up on my listening while doing chores. BBC Radio 3 has a
series called the Essay, which is usually 5x 15 minute themed talks by
various writers. In May Polly Coles did a week on True Venetians. The last of
the week was entitled Woman's Work and from the blurb.
Polly begins at the deconsecrated church of Sant'Anna - once a convent - in
search of the armies of anonymous female artisans who for centuries serviced
the Venetian textile industry.
Embroideries and Lace feature heavily.
It is still online. The link is http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08r30n6
In sunny Cambridge
ps I know the BBC have imposed logins on the iplayer - my apologies if this
blocks you for listening to what was a nice little programme. It doesn't
appear to be on the podcast list (yet).
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