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African textiles

Author : John Gillow

Year : 2003

Chronicle Books, 2003 – Art – 240 pages
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

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