African Textiles: Colour and Creativity Across a Continent

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9780500511442: African Textiles: Colour and Creativity Across a Continent
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Encompassing the enormous range of traditional, hand-crafted textiles from every region of Africa, this illustrated volume explores the materials, dyes, decorations and techniques of the people who create them. Five sections cover the major geographical areas and examine the materials, dyes, decorations and techniques that characterize them. John Gillow has conducted first-hand research across the continent, recording everything from the simplest items designed for everyday use to sumptuous garments required for major life events, such as births and funerals, marriages and coming-of-age ceremonies.

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John Gillow is a scholar who has been tracking down outstanding and unusual textiles for the past 30 years and has written extensively on the subject.

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Full color illustrations of items such as Pygmy bark cloth from the Congo and Ethiopian weavings makes for an outstanding presentation any library strong in African art history will relish.

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“Readers with a passion for textiles will ... settle in with the thrilling reds and calming indigos that Gillow has put before our eyes.” (Surface Design Journal )

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