A World Guide to Traditional Patterns
Normal Price: $60.00
Your Price: $54.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.70 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
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.
Buy Embroidered Textiles book by Sheila Paine from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
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.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Embroidered Textiles book by Sheila Paine and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.