Printed and Dyed Textiles from Africa
By (author) John Gillow
Printed and Dyed Textiles from Africa by John Gillow
Book DescriptionWho were the craftsmen behind these textiles? How were they worn and why were they made? What dyes and materials were used, what were the principal techniques employed? In his introduction, John Gillow provides the background information to bring the pieces to life. Where appropriate brief commentaries highlight the design features and detailed captions throughout provide the textile student with relevant technical information. In addition all techniques and terms are fully explained in a glossary. Whether you want to rely on the book for eye-catching patterns or refer to it for specific technical information there is a wealth of inspiration for readers of all levels.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780714127408
(225mm x 225mm x 9mm)
Imprint: British Museum Press
Publisher: British Museum Press
Publish Date: 2-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - John Gillow
John Gillow, traveller, writer, lecturer and textile collector has been tracking down outstanding ethnic textiles for the past thirty years. He spends part of each year travelling in Africa furthering his passion for the stunning embroidered and woven fabrics worked by the peasant and pastoral people of these often remote areas. As well as contributing to many museum collections, John has lectured all over the world, most recently in the USA, Australia and South Africa. He is the author of Traditional Indian Textiles, Traditional Indonesian Textiles, Traditional Indonesian Architecture, Arts and Crafts of India and World Textiles.
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