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African Majesty: The Textile Art of the Ashanti and Ewe

Adler, Peter; Barnard, Nicholas

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ISBN 10: 0500236399 / ISBN 13: 9780500236390
Published by Thames & Hudson, 1992
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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This book has slight bumping to the corners and faint wear, otherwise it is in very good condition, nice and clean with a tight binding. The dust jacket is in a mylar cover, has light wear around the edges and at corners, possible tear to the front bottom corner, and back top corner at spine; otherwise it is in good condition, bright and clean. Overseas shipping will be more than quoted due to larger book size. Bookseller Inventory # 902065

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Title: African Majesty: The Textile Art of the ...

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: good

Edition: First Edition.

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Within the borders of present-day Ghana and Togo, there exists a tradition of weaving. Inspired by the demands of royalty and ceremony, the weavers of the Ashanti and Ewe tribes have created cloths that combine colour and pattern. Worn like the togas of ancient Rome, these textiles are made from narrow lengths of cotton or silk, first woven on small drag looms, then cut and sewn together. The bands of colour are often balanced and enhanced by the woven details of motifs, providing a vocabulary of information for the owner and the onlooker - an indication of prestige or rank, or as a reflection of the key elements of everyday life. Over 130 textiles are included in the book, together with full descriptions of each example. An historical survey, an explanation of the methods of weaving and the use of cloths, is also included. This text should appeal to anyone interested in textile history, in African culture, or in tribal art.

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