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Page 4 - ... homogeneously feminine - but it is acknowledged to be art. When women embroider, it is seen not as art, but entirely as the expression of femininity. And, crucially, it is categorized as craft ... [T]here is an important connection between the hierarchy of the arts and the sexual categories male/female, The development of an ideology of femininity coincided historically with the emergence of a clearly defined separation of art and craft.