Moroccan Textile Embroidery
Normal Price: $80.00
Your Price: $72.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $8.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.60 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Moroccan Textile Embroidery by Isabelle Denamur
Book DescriptionIn a celebration of Morocco's vibrant culture, this book brings the delicate patterns, vivid colors, and traditional techniques of this extraordinary handicraft to decorative artisans and textile enthusiasts alike. The essentially feminine art form of embroidery on silk, cotton, and linen was one of the most vibrant arts in North Africa for many centuries and was still in vogue through the 1930s. Directly inspired by "hispano-moorish" urban art of the Al-Andalus civilization, and born out of an imperial need to create refined textiles suitable for everyday use, the exquisite embroidery bears witness to the fine, sophisticated taste of a bygone society. Moroccan Textile Embroidery explains how Moroccan women passed this cultural art form down from generation to generation. Embroidered patterns were used to decorate interior spaces - cushions, tablecloths, curtains and mats - as well as certain traditional accessories in the female wardrobe - shawls, belts, handkerchiefs, and headscarves. Because of the rarity of old textiles, the difficulty in conserving them, and the lack of written records, Moroccan embroidery remains largely to be discovered. Thanks to rare, previously unpublished photographic documentation including over one hundred historical pieces, Moroccan Textile Embroidery is the first book of its kind. Uncovering the secrets, techniques, and regional designs, Moroccan Textile Embroidery gives us priveleged insight into this beautiful ancestral art.
Buy Moroccan Textile Embroidery book by Isabelle Denamur from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9782080111739
(310mm x 240mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Editions Flammarion
Publish Date: 17-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: France
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Moroccan Textile Embroidery book by Isabelle Denamur and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Isabelle Denamur
Isabelle Denamur has a collection of over 200 pieces of Moroccan embroidery and is the author of an ethnological dissertation on the subject. Her passion for Islamic art has taken her around the world, building her personal collection and discovering rare embroideries. This is her first book with Flammarion.
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
© 2003-2017. 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.