By Alvin Alexsi Currier
Grandma's Ritual Towel is a passionate plea for an appreciation of the ritual towels that are so profusely found in Orthodox Christian ceremonies, celebrations, homes, and Churches. With a flowing poetic text the author spins an explanation of how linen is created and weaves into it the parallels with our lives that endow the cloth with a holy energy. The pages are embroidered with tales of particular towels and their uses. The book illustrates the role of honor that cloth has played across the ages, and the sacred place that the ritual towels held in the lives of our ancestors. Vibrant illustrations by the author, with authentic costumes and churches, set the text visually in the Orthodox villages of the Carpathian Mountains.
Softcover; 25 pages.