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African Textiles

Author: John Gillow
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811841669
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Complemented by more than five hundred full-color illustrations and photographs, this beautifully illustrated study provides an authoritative survey of African textile arts--rugs, tapestries, garments, and other weavings--from across the continent, exploring the traditional hand-crafted textiles of each region of Africa, the textile history and traditions within geographic areas, and techniques, patterns, materials, and dyes.

African Textiles

Author: John Gillow
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ISBN: 9780500292211
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The traditional, handcrafted textiles of Africa are sumptuous, intricate, and steeped in cultural significance. Region by region, African Textiles covers, as no other volume has, the handmade textiles of West, North, East, Central, and Southern Africa, outlining the range of weaving techniques, and the different types of looms, materials, and dyes that create these sumptuous works. Nor does it neglect the cultural context of African textiles, assessing the various influences of religion, culture, trade, tradition, fashion, and the changing role of women that inform their creation. The breathtaking skill and creativity of the African peoples are presented here in radiant color—the gorgeous stripweaves of the Ashanti and the Ewe; the lace weaves of the Yoruba and the bogolanfini mud cloths from Mali and West Africa; the Berber weaves from Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia in North Africa; the unique, crocheted, embroidered, and feathered hats from Cameroon; the ancient weaving tradition of Ethiopia; the beadwork of the Zulu, Xhosa, and Ndebele peoples of Southern Africa; and the Asian-derived tradition of weaving silk and raphia in Madagascar. A guide to African textile collections open to the public, a glossary, and suggestions for further reading make this volume a practical as well as beautiful guide to the rich art of African textiles.

African Textiles

Author: John Gillow
Publisher: Chronicle Books
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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.

African Textiles Today

Author: Christopher Spring
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
ISBN: 1588343804
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Creating and trading numerous types of cloth have been vital elements in African life and culture for at least two millennia, linking different parts of the continent with each other and the rest of the world. "African Textiles Today" shows how ideas, techniques, materials and markets have adapted and flourished, and how the dynamic traditions in African textiles have provided inspiration for the continents foremost contemporary artists and photographers.

Printed And Dyed Textiles From Africa

Author: John Gillow
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780714127408
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A contemporary series of designer sourcebooks exploring the rich kaleidoscope of colour and pattern in world textiles with over 100 specially commissioned colour photographs. To go to any market in West Africa, where the women are swathed in brightly patterned wraps, is to experience an assault on your visual senses. This book, too, is a visual feast, illustrating the richness and diversity of the African textile tradition. Over thirty textiles from The British Museum's renowned collection are explored in detail; magnificent blue and white indigo resist-dyed cloths from West Africa; multi-coloured, tie-dyes and woven North African textiles; 'mud-cloths' from Mali; the unique warp-striped weaves and ikats from Madagascar; 'adrinka' block-print and painted 'calligraphy' cloths from Ghana and the 'adire' cloths from Yorubaland.

World Textiles

Author: John Gillow
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ISBN: 9780500282472
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Shows examples of textiles from around the world, including textiles decorated using paint, dyes, sewing, embroidery, and other embellishments.

The Art Of African Textiles

Author: John Picton
Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers
ISBN: 9780853317968
Size: 77.81 MB
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This is a comprehensive look at the textiles of contemporary Africa. It includes essays on the hand-woven textiles of West Africa, applique and embroidery, the impact of European trade and the use of textiles as an art form.'

African Costumes And Textiles From The Berbers To The Zulus

Author: Mauro Magliani
Publisher: 5Continents
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Celebrating African costumes and textiles, this volume draws on historical and modern pieces from the Zaira and Marcel Mis Collection. The extraordinary works presented exemplify the craftsmanship of highly skilled African weavers and provide insight into the lives and culture of various ethnic groups.Whether the materials used are wool, cotton, silk, raffia, or bark, the patterns the weavers produce are predominantly geometric and abstract, but highly stylized figurative motifs are also found. The designs frequently illustrate excerpts from historical or mythical stories.The book presents a breathtaking variety of costumes, textiles, and accessories used for everyday wear and for special celebrations, and explores the different techniques, influences, and meanings behind these colorful works of art. The essays describe the history of the development of these techniques and the richness of the symbolism in this form of cultural heritage. The superb photography showcases the splendor of these intricate and exquisite textiles.

Kuba Textiles And Design

Author: Elizabeth S. Bennett
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ISBN: 9780981626710
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Kuba Textiles and Design is an engaging introduction to one of the most unusual and fascinating of all African arts. The textiles of the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo are decorated not with human or animal figures, but with astonishing abstract designs. Although the Kuba have been producing these textiles for four hundred years, there is something strikingly modern about their aesthetic. A perfect entry point for casual readers and a gift to collectors hoping to learn more about the pieces they treasure.

Textiles Of The Islamic World

Author: John Gillow
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ISBN: 9780500515273
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A worldwide survey ofIslamic textile productionover the centuries,illustrated with 600+color photographs.