Silken Tales
Silken Tales

Poem by Nancy Scott
Book design by Maryann Riker
Phillipsburg, New Jersey: Maryann Riker, 2020. One-of-a-Kind.

8.75" x 5.75" x .5". Material: recycled book covers, paper, acetate, tin, metal. Printed text on acetate pages. Bound in recycled book boards with printed title label on front board. S.

Maryann Riker: "An artist book that covers the history of the silk mill industry in the Lehigh Valley. Incorporating vintage images of photos, fabric and ephemera, this artist' book is dedicated to my aunt and mother who were employed by the garment industry centered in Easton, PA. The silk industry provided a livelihood for many women and provided a means of socializing and comradery for women whose husbands worked in the mines, canals and other industries of the Lehigh Valley. With a poem by Nancy Scott of Easton, PA."