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Crafting their Way Back into Contemporary Art

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The debate between what is art and what is craft has been a long and ongoing one. In (Western) art academic terminology, crafts such as needlework, quilting, beading, batik and rattan work are seen as decorative and/or functional in purpose, and have therefore not been considered fine art. Rather, they falls into the category of applied art, craft or handicrafts. [...]