This is a study of Japanese country textiles, covering design, techniques and the social context, taking examples from the V&A Museum's varied collection. The book examines the way in which country textiles have been categorized in the 20th century. Woven from cotton- and linen-like fabrics and patterned by resist-dyeing techniques, these textiles range from indigo-blue futon covers to the coloured robes of Okinawa. The book examines their complex and time-consuming manufacture and the varied repertoire of effects employed by the weavers and dyers of 18th- and 19th-century Japan. It places the textiles within their historical context in order to gain a greater understanding of the social, religious, political and economic significance, and concludes with a brief exploration of the survival of traditional textiles within the highly mechanized and urbanized society of modern Japan.
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Book Description V & A Publications. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Light wear to edges and pages. Cover and spine show no easily noticeable damage. Bookseller Inventory # G1851772162I4N00
Book Description V & A Publications, 1997. Book Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96799607
Book Description Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1997. Book Condition: As New. 128p large hardback, dustjacket, colour plates throughout, excellent copy, as new, this title was published in the series Victoria & Albert Museum, Far Eastern Series. Bookseller Inventory # PAB 173563
Book Description V & A Publications, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Corners slightly bumped. ; Far Eastern; 9.69 X 8.58 X 0.63 inches. Bookseller Inventory # 24632
Book Description V&A Museum, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. pp128. Quarto. Blue cloth binding in illus DW. Colour plates. Bookseller Inventory # 9129