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Embroidered Textiles: A World Guide to Traditional Patterns
Exact title of book
Embroidered Textiles: A World Guide to Traditional Patterns
Book author
Sheila Paine
ISBN
9780500288580
Publisher
Thames & Hudson
Published
Nov 15, 2010
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
Pages
240
File size (in PDF)
2160 kB

Some brief overview of book

Details the ethnic diversities found in embroidery and helps the reader to identify the symbols, fabrics, stitches, materials, and techniques that are unique to each region. Maine Antique Digest 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 textilefrom Sumatran sarong to Ghanaian banner to Native American pouch and Guatemalan trousersbears 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 ones own, this is an unrivaled guide for anyone interested in textiles, costume, or craft.

About book author

Paine is an expert on textiles and tribal societies and the author of numerous books. She lives in England. 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 textilefrom Sumatran sarong to Ghanaian banner to Native American pouch and Guatemalan trousersbears 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 ones own, this is an unrivaled guide for anyone interested in textiles, costume, or craft.

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