THRUMS BOOKS bringing you the world in artisan crafts For over a decade, Thrums Books has given voice to the stories of indigenous craft traditions from around the world. Our aim is to document the human stories behind the craft and to reflect the importance of craft traditions in the history and social evolution of a culture. The content of our award-winning books ranges from cultural anthropology and history to intimate personal stories, and a bit of how-to. We have published twenty titles, focusing on textile artisans from Laos to Peru, fromMexico to Morocco, from Guatemala to Afghanistan, and beyond. thrums: the row of warp thread ends left on a loom when the woven cloth is cut off the fringe.