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Embroidered Textiles by Sheila Paine
Book DescriptionThe art of embroidery has been practised for thousands of years. In the West, traditions have been at the mercy of trade and fashion, but in much of the rest of the world, embroidery continues to be rooted in ancient beliefs and superstitions. This beautifully illustrated book examines in detail the fascinating symbolism of the motifs and patterns that give life to these spectacular textiles. Complete with a glossary, dictionary of stitches, further reading and information on where to access public collections as well as how to collect textiles of ones own, this is an unrivalled guide for anyone interested in textiles, costume or craft.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500513941
(280mm x 240mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sheila Paine
Embroidered Textiles, Paperback (September 2010)
Examines the symbolism behind the motifs and patterns of embroidered textiles, from Ghanaian patchwork banners to Egyptian headshawls. This guide is suitable for those who are interested in textiles, costume or craft.
Golden Horde, Paperback (October 2006)
Reveals the ancient threads that culturally bind Central Asia and Europe. Starting in the forbidden valley of Palas in Pakistan, the author travels through the former territories of the Soviet Union through the lands of Genghis Khan's Golden Horde and into Soviet Central Asia. She follows ancient trading routes.
Amulets, Paperback / softback» View all books by Sheila Paine
The first comprehensive illustrated study of the use of amulets around the world and throughout history explores not only the substances and symbolism from which amulets derive, but also the people and objects they protect.
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