World Crafts: A Celebration of Designs and Skills

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Explains the techniques, design, and modern changes in such crafts as pottery, basket making, carving, painting, printing, and embroidery in countries around the world

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It is ironic that a book on crafts of the so-called developing countries should illustrate the general superiority of Third World handicrafts to their machine-produced equivalents in the West. Drawing on a full range of decorative arts, from basketry, pottery, painted and paper crafts, carving, spinning, and weaving to dyeing and printing, embroidery, applique, and floor coverings, this book is a joint effort of author Herald and Oxfam, a group of organizations working with traditional artisans to make their work available world-wide at equitable prices. Westerners who have seen first-hand the beauty and diversity of craft production in developing countries will find this study of the traditional crafts long overdue. Those who have not had this experience will have an opportunity to observe these crafts in the making, through an informed narrative and marvelous photographs of the artisans at work. Recommended for most collections.
- Janice Zlendich, California State Univ. Lib., Fullerton
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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