Shoowa Design: African Textiles from the Kingdom of Kuba: Meurant, Georges Shoowa Design: African Textiles from the Kingdom of Kuba: Meurant, Georges

Shoowa Design: African Textiles from the Kingdom of Kuba

Meurant, Georges

Published by Thames and Hudson, London - New York, 1986
Condition: g+ Hardcover
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Folio. [4], 205, [1]pp. Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over orange cloth, with black lettering on spine. Pictorial endpapers. The Shoowa people, a small tribe from the kingdom of Kuba, now Zaire, have been designing and making embroidered textiles for hundreds of years. With their complex geometrical patterning and bold colours, these works of art were used in a variety of ways by the Shoowas, as status symbols, dowries, shrouds, religious vestments or as a type of currency. Genuine production ceased around 1905, with the result that they have become collectors' items. This remarkable work is a study of these textiles and their history. 100 designs have been selected, photographed and analyzed. Diagrams show each design's development from basic motif to complicated pattern. The history of the Shoowa people is traced and the various influences on their designs, such as prehistoric art are discussed. Moderate shelf wear on dust-jacket. Previous owners' names on front free endpaper (Frederick and Stella Krieger). DJ in overall good, binding and interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 37368

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Title: Shoowa Design: African Textiles from the ...

Publisher: Thames and Hudson, London - New York

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g+

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition.

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