Diane Waller World Textiles: A Sourcebook

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World Textiles: A Sourcebook

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9781566568708: World Textiles: A Sourcebook

The essential textile and design sourcebook packed full of vibrant color combinations and magnificent patterns from around the world
Featuring textiles from the Balkans, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Central and South America, this book reveals an eclectic selection of over 150 textiles that illustrate the richness and diversity of world textiles. With commentary that highlights the key features of the designs and sets them in their social and cultural context, this book gives insight into the significance of pattern and symbolism and tells the stories behind these spectacular works.
Awash with vibrant color, fascinating motifs, and an assortment of striking and intricate patterns, this sourcebook offers a wealth of inspiration for using color and pattern and is a must-have for anyone interested in textile and design.
Showcases textiles from countries and regions of the world renowned for their rich textile and design heritage

Each section opens with a brief introduction by an expert in the field to provide a context for appreciating the superb designs

Includes various techniques of production: embroidery, weaving, printing and dyeing

Shows each individual textile in full through a series of detailed photographs, allowing design enthusiasts and experts alike to get close-up and find inspiration for their own work
Contents
Introduction

Textiles from the Balkans
Embroidery from Palestine
Embroidery from Afghanistan
Embroidery from India and Pakistan
Miao Textiles from China
Textiles from Guatemala
Textiles from Mexico
Textiles from the Andes
Silk in Africa
Printed and dyed Textiles from Africa
Glossary, Further Reading, Acknowledgements, Picture Credits, Index

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About the Author:

Diane Waller (Balkans) is Emeritus Professor of Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths, University of London. Shelagh Weir (Palestine) is a former curator of Middle Eastern Ethnography at the British Museum. Sheila Paine (Afghanistan, India and Pakistan) has spent more than 50 years travelling the globe and is a world expert on tribal societies and their textiles. Gina Corrigan (China) is a leader of tours and textile study groups to China, and researches and collects Miao textiles. Ann Hecht (Guatemala) is a designer specializing in weaving, spinning and dyeing. She spent three years researching the British Museum s collection of Guatemalan textiles. ChloŽ Sayer (Mexico and Indonesia) lectures at museums and art colleges and has made collections, organized exhibitions and worked on television documentaries about Mexican textiles. Chris Spring and Julie Hudson (Silk in Africa) are curators of the African collections at the British Museum. John Gillow is an independent traveller, writer, lecturer and collector of textiles. He has contributed to a numerous museum collections and written several books.

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Gorgeous... A treasure trove of design and information... --Traveller Magazine

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