Printed and Dyed Textiles from Africa (Fabric Folios)

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In the opening essay, textile collector and specialist Gillow gives an overview of African textiles. He describes the types of materials and decorative techniques employed, including barkcloth, raffia, bobolanfini, adinkra, indigo, tie-dyeing, and various resist dyeing techniques such as stitch, starch, wax, mud, and clamp resist. Thirty examples from the textile collection of the British Museum are featured in the catalogue that follows, with superb color photos of each. A glossary, bibliography and index are included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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John Gillow, traveler, writer, lecturer, and textile collector, has been tracking down outstanding textiles for the past 30 years. He spends part of each year traveling in Africa and furthering his passion for the stunning embroidered and woven fabrics worked by people of often remote areas. He is the author of Traditional Indian Textiles, Traditional Indonesian Textiles, and World Textiles.

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