Title African Textiles (The Treasury of Decorative Art series)
Book Condition Very Good.
1559211628 / 9781559211628
Seller ID 0519IUGCBG2
Paperback. Softcover published 1997 by Moyer Bell, Rhode Island. Light wear to covers. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; spine uncreased. 62 pages; 26 full-page color plates. Language: English. NOTE: Large format -- cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope; requires additional international postage. Reproduces a selection of cloths from the Museum of Mankind, the Ethnography Department of the British Museum, London. '[P]laces African textiles in context and describes how the weaving methods in different parts of the country affected the type of cloth produced, including the use of dyes, the importance of certain colors, and the way designs may be interpreted. The weaving tradition still flourishes, and the examples illustrated here provide a revealing insight to African culture and traditions.' -- from back cover. Keyword: art, art history, craft, fabric, Africa, weaver, traditional, cotton, Yoruba, Hausa, Malagasy, dyed, pattern, patterned, ethnic, tribal.