African Textiles

african textiles

Gillow, J.   African Textiles: Colour and Creativity across a Continent                 Survey of the traditional, handcrafted, indigenous textile traditions of the African continent – region by region, illustrated in stunning colour including examples of a vast array of techniques – strip weaving, cut-pile raphia embroidery, tie and dye, stitched resist, applique bead, shell and feather work. 

Important influences like religion, culture, trade, tradition, fashion and the changing role of women are assessed in each region.

240pp., 585 col. illus., glossary, map, list of museum collections, hardbound. 2 kg.