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Author Gillow, John, author.

Title African textiles : color and creativity across a continent / John Gillow.

Publication Info. New York : Thames & Hudson, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    746.096 GIL 2016    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Edition Compact edition.
Description 240 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 28 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Originally published: 2003.
"With 585 illustrations, 572 in color."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction The -- Diversity of African textiles -- West Africa -- Introduction -- Stripweaves -- The Tripod loom stripweaves of Sierra Leone and Liberia -- Ashanti stripweaves -- Ewe stripweaves -- Djerma weaving of Niger and Burkina-Faso -- Woolen stripweaves of the Niger bend -- Nigerian horizontal-loom weaving -- Yoruba lace weave -- Nigerian women's vertical looms -- The Supplementary weft cloths of Ijebu-Ode and Akwete -- Tie and dye -- Nigerian tie and dye -- Tie and dye of the Dida, Ivory Coast -- Stitched resist -- Yoruba stitched resist -- Machine-stitched resist -- Yoruba and Bauleʹ warp ikat -- Nigerian starch-resist by hand -- Stencilled starch-resist -- Wax resist -- Mali mud cloths -- Adinkra stamped cloths of Ghana -- Stamped, stencilled and dyed clothing from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Mali -- Fante flags from Ghana -- Painted calligraphy cloths and amulets -- Embroidered robes of the Hausa and the Nupe -- Yoruba beadwork -- North Africa -- Introduction -- Berber vertical looms -- Ground weaves -- Henna-dyed Anti-atlas woollens -- Algerian Berber weaves -- Berber wool and cotton weaves of Tunisia -- Horizontal loom urban weaves -- Pit-looms of Egypt -- Tapestry weaves of Egypt and Morocco -- The Lampas weaves of Fez and Tetouan -- Moroccan tie and dye -- South Tunisian tie and dye -- Mediterranean-influenced urban embroidery -- Ottoman-influenced urban embroidery -- Tunisian-influenced urban embroidery -- Tunisian metal-thread embroidery -- The Embroidery of Siwa Oasis, Egypt -- Egyptian appliqueʹ -- Assyut silvered work on net, Egypt -- East Africa -- Introduction -- The Cotton shawls of Ethiopia -- Ethiopian embroidery -- Leather, shell and beadwork -- Bark cloth of Uganda -- Kangas and kikois -- Central Africa -- Introduction -- Cameroon raphia weaving -- Ndop resist-dyed cloth of grasslands Cameroon -- Kuba raphia weaving in the Congo -- Kuba appliqueʹd and embroidered skirts -- Shoowa cut-pile embroidery, the Congo -- Tied and stitched-resist textiles of the Kuba, the Congo -- Pygmy and Kuba bark cloth, the Congo -- Bead and shell work of the Congo and Cameroon -- Crocheted hats from Cameroon -- Feathered hats of Cameroon -- Southern Africa -- Introduction -- Zulu beadwork -- Ndebele beadwork -- Xhosa beadwork -- Madagascan raphia -- Madagascan silk -- Glossary -- Museum Collections.
Summary "This book comprehensively surveys and celebrates in over 570 spectacular colour photographs the traditional, handcrafted, indigenous textiles of the entire continent of Africa. Covering, region by region, the handmade textiles of West, North, East, Central and Southern Africa, African Textiles outlines the vast array of techniques used as well as the different types of loom, materials and dyes that help to create these sumptuous textiles. In addition, the important influences on textile production - religion, culture, trade, tradition, fashion and the changing role of women - are assessed in each of the different regions of Africa. With a useful glossary and map, a guide to collections open to the public, and suggestions for further reading"-- Back cover.
Subject Textile fabrics -- Africa -- Catalogs.
Textile crafts -- Africa -- Catalogs.
Art, African -- 21st century -- Catalogs.
Clothing and dress -- Symbolic aspects -- Catalogs.
Decoration and ornament -- Africa -- Catalogs.
Handicraft -- Africa -- Catalogs.
ISBN 9780500292211 (pbk.)
0500292213 (pbk.)

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