ISBN : 978-0500288580
Autor : Sheila Paine
Editorial : Thames & Hudson
Cubierta : cubierta blanda
Páginas : 240 pág.
Color : Full Color
Idioma : Ingles
The art of embroidery has been practiced for thousands of years. In
the West, traditions have been at the mercy of trade and fashion, but
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The art of embroidery has been practiced for thousands of years. In the
West, traditions have been at the mercy of trade and fashion, but in
other regions embroidery continues to be rooted in ancient beliefs and
superstitions. This beautifully illustrated book examines in detail the
fascinating symbolism of the motifs and patterns that give life to these
traditional textiles from around the world.
The global range
is as remarkable as the variety of materials and motifs on display. Each
textile—from Sumatran sarong to Ghanaian banner to Native American
pouch and Guatemalan trousers—bears its own distinctive designs.
The book covers all aspects of the subject: key regional items, cuts,
fabrics, stitches, and mythological, religious, and spiritual symbols.
Complete with a glossary, a dictionary of stitches, and information on
public collections as well as how to collect textiles of one’s own, this
is an unrivaled guide for anyone interested in textiles, costume, or
craft. 362 color and 156 black-and-white photographs and illustrations.