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Synopsis: Tanabata-tsume, the Weaver Maid, is the patron deity of weaving in Japan and the subject of an old and beautiful legend. Devoted to her husband, she neglected her work, and was banished across the River of Heaven (the Milky Way). But once a year birds bridge the river with their wings so the couple can be reunited for one night - the night when women pray for skill in Japan's marvellous textile traditions. This guide to the folk textiles of Japan, based on the collection of the Seattle Art Museum - one of the most comprehensive and significant in the West - journeys beyond the Tanabata Bridge on a tour of national and regional cloth-making from the 18th to the 20th century, taking in all major weaving, dyeing and stitchery techniques as well as general themes and local variations in the traditions. Essays from distinguished contributors show how these clothes provide an insight into Japanese culture, and how colour, motif, shape and material reflected the wearer's age, occupation and rank. Specially commissioned colour photographs of the often spectacular and remarkable garments are accompanied by drawings showing how they were worn or used and views of modern weavers at work.
Title: Beyond the Tanabata Bridge: Traditional ...
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: 1993
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. Tear in top right corner (back) of dust jacket Item is intact, but may show shelf wear. Pages may include notes and highlighting. May or may not include supplemental or companion material. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001158636
Book Description Thames & Hudson. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2802370919
Book Description Thames and Hudson, New York, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good Plus. Previous owner's name, in ink, to front paste down endpaper. Dustjacket good plus. Moderate scuffing to surfaces. Chipping and creasing to top edge of jacket. Red lettering debossed to spine. In-blind, framed titles to front of navy-blue cloth-covered boards. Ephemera. Map. With 130 illustrations, 100 in color. Clean, bright, tight. 197 pp followed by index. "This opulent and authoritative guide to the folk textiles of Japan . . . journeys beyond the Tanabata Bridge on a tour of national and regional cloth-making from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, taking in all major weaving, dyeing and stitchery techniques as well as general themes and local variations in the traditions," (front flap). Includes essays from distinguished contributors. Bookseller Inventory # 1327
Book Description THAMES & HUDSON, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure>Crafts>Textiles. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978050001586503. Bookseller Inventory # 01978050001586503
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. text clean. binding strong. clean-looking. additional postage required for international orders. Bookseller Inventory # 401111
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0500015864
Book Description Thames & Hudson, U.S.A., 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Gorgeously illustrated with 130 traditional Japanese textile designs, 100 in color. Well-kept like new copy. Jacket glossy & crisp, with a little ruffling at back edge & a few small pressure dots to rear. Heavy and oversize. Bookseller Inventory # 031883
Book Description Thames and Hudson, Seattle, 1993. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good- dust. 9 x 12 Hardback in dustjacket in Very; Illustrated by 100 color plates 30 black and white; Important museum exhibition catalog.; 3.5; 199 pp. Very Good Good condition. Some sunning to spine of dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS001094I
Book Description Thames and Hudson in association withe Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, 1993. first edition assumed. VG+/VG+. 4to inviolet cloth. DJ is orange and black, title on spine in orange and white on blue. Boards have light general shelf and edgewear; corners are bumped and a couple of small dents along bottom edge. DJ has light edgewear. Binding strong and edgges clean. 197 pp. Shelved in Fashion. Dupont. Bookseller Inventory # 9-63-1078205
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020500015864