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    DescriptionThe handloom--often no more than a bundle of sticks and a few lengths of cordage--has been known to almost all cultures for thousands of years. Eric Broduy places the wide variety of handlooms in historical context. What influenced their development? How did they travel from one geographic area to another? Were they invented independently by different cultures? How have modern cultures improved on ancient weaving skills and methods? Broudy shows how virtually every culture, no matter how primitive, has woven on handlooms. He highlights the incredible technical achievement of primitive cultures that created magnificent textiles with the crudest of tools and demonstrates that modern technology has done nothing to surpass their skill or inventiveness.

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    The Book of Looms
    A History of the Handloom from Ancient Times to the Present
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eric Broudy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 274 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9780874516494
    ISBN 10: 0874516498

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25860
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JM
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AK
    B&T General Subject: 250
    Ingram Subject Code: CR
    Libri: I-CR
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: TEC040000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 3JM
    B&T Approval Code: A04505632
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: CRA040000
    DC22: 677/.02854
    LC classification: TS1493 .B69 1993
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 677.02854
    LC classification: TS1493.B69
    DC22: 677.02854
    Thema V1.0: AK, WFG
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    large type edition
    Illustrations note
    153 illustrations, 95 figures
    Farnsworth Art Museum,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Farnsworth Art Museum,U.S.
    Publication date
    01 October 1993
    Author Information
    ERIC BROUDY is a free-lance writer and editor living in Barrington, Rhode Island.