Given annually to a publication judged to be the best book in the field of ethnic textile studies, the award consists of a cash prize funded by an endowment established by R.L. Shep in 2000. The purpose of this award is to encourage the study and understanding of textile traditions by recognizing and rewarding exceptional scholarship. Books are reviewed by the R. L. Shep Award Committee.
Recent winners include Aboriginal Screen Printed Textiles from Australia’s Top End by Joanna Barrkman and The Persian Carpet Tradition: Six Centuries of Design Evolution by P. R. J. Ford.
For questions and further information about the award, please contact committee chair Cherubim Quizon at firstname.lastname@example.org
To nominate a book for the 2021 R.L. Shep award, fill out the web form here.
Do you love reading textile studies, histories, and catalogs? Are you passionate about excellence in textile study publications and encouraging the study and understanding of textile traditions? The TSA’s R.L. Shep Ethnic Textiles Book Award seeks a new committee member every year. Members should be a TSA member, have experience with publishing textile studies and be able to volunteer 30-40 hours of time over the March-June period each year to read, evaluate and discuss the nominations. The committee considers about 20 books per year; members serve for a 3-year term.
For questions, or to express interest, please email email@example.com