Through the Eye of the Needle:
Fabric of Survival


The Fabric Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz

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"June 1937. After he came to my defense in a fight with my friend, my brother Ruven was afraid to come home, knowing that my mother, who had heard about the fight, had threatened to beat him. He spent the night in the horse barn. In the morning, after my mother left, I fixed him a bowl of borscht and crawled through the kitchen window to bring it to him. When I returned to my house after the war, and found a Polish family living there, I walked into the kitchen and stood in front of the window with my eyes closed, wanting to relive the feeling of that time when I sat close to my brother and watched him eat."


Embroidery and fabric collage, 1994.
26"W x 31"H.





My Brother Ruven.





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