Generously sized and beautifully illustrated, African Textiles is an authoritative survey of textile arts - unique and collectible rugs, tapestries, garments, and much more - from across the continent. Author John Gillow traveled extensively throughout Africa, uncovering the dazzling range of traditional hand-crafted textiles from each region. Five sections detail the textile history and traditions within Africa's major geographical areas, examining materials, dyes, decorations, patterns, and techniques. From the stripweave cloth of the Ashanti in the West to Ethiopian embroidery in the East, from Berber rugs in the North to the Madagascan silk of the South - and everything in between - the breadth of coverage in African Textiles is peerless. Robustly illustrated with over 500 color photographs and drawings, this is an exciting new sourcebook for those interested in textile design and the traditional arts of Africa.
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John Gillow is a scholar who has been tracking down outstanding and unusual textiles for the past 30 years and has written extensively on the subject.Review:
Full color illustrations of items such as Pygmy bark cloth from the Congo and Ethiopian weavings makes for an outstanding presentation any library strong in African art history will relish.”
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Descrizione libro Chronicle Books, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110811841669
Descrizione libro Chronicle Books, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0811841669