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The history of the world can be read in textiles: the rise of civilizations and the fall of empires are woven into their warp and weft along with the great stories of conquest, religion, and trade. The legacy of textile design, form, and pattern that has resulted from this global endowment can be seen here in all its spectacular richness. Eight sections cover every aspect of materials and techniques, each giving a succinct summary of characteristics, production, and geographical distribution, accompanied by hundreds of color illustrations and drawings. Nonloom and loom-woven textiles, painted and printed, dyed, sewn, embroidered, and embellished techniques are all covered, as well as the materials themselves. From simple--the clothes made of skin or hide in prehistoric times--to complex--materials elaborately embellished with tassels--world textiles are both beautiful and beguiling. This unrivaled guide is completed by a glossary, further reading, and information on collections open to the public.

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The history of the world can be read in textiles: the rise of civilizations and the fall of empires are woven into them, along with the great stories of conquest, religion, and trade. This comprehensive guide devotes eight sections to materials and techniques, translating the complex universe of textiles into over 100 succinct double-page spreads, each with a thorough summary of characteristics and geographical distributions. The sections progress from simple techniques like netting, crocheting, and knitting to more complex and sophisticated techniques like lace-making. Both useful and beautiful, 'World Textiles includes over five hundred illustrations and is the most complete guide of its kind.

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ISBN:
9780500282472
Subtitle:
A Visual Guide to Traditional Techniques
Author:
Sentance, Bryan
Author:
Gillow, John
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Subject:
General
Subject:
Weaving
Subject:
Textile Arts - General
Publication Date:
February 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
11.08x9.48x.66 in. 2.79 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
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"Synopsis" by , The history of the world can be read in textiles: the rise of civilizations and the fall of empires are woven into them, along with the great stories of conquest, religion, and trade. This comprehensive guide devotes eight sections to materials and techniques, translating the complex universe of textiles into over 100 succinct double-page spreads, each with a thorough summary of characteristics and geographical distributions. The sections progress from simple techniques like netting, crocheting, and knitting to more complex and sophisticated techniques like lace-making. Both useful and beautiful, 'World Textiles includes over five hundred illustrations and is the most complete guide of its kind.
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