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    DescriptionAll textiles epitomize the cultures that make them, from the silk brocade saris of India to North American patchwork quilts. Interestingly, societies separated by vast distances have developed similar solutions to design and construction while producing a dazzling diversity of styles. This is the first book to illustrate (in nearly 800 sumptuous colour photographs and drawings) the whole range of traditional handmade textiles from all over the globe, classified by materials and technique rather than age or country. Eight sections cover all aspects of production, each giving a summary of characteristics, making and geographical distribution. Every kind of textile is covered: non-loom and loom-woven, painted and printed, dyed, sewn, embroidered and embellished. Completed by a glossary, further reading and information on collections with public access, this is an unrivalled guide for anyone interested in collecting or making and designing textiles.

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    World Textiles
    A Visual Guide to Traditional Techniques
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Gillow, By (author) Bryan Sentance
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 240 mm
    Height: 278 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 1,202 g
    ISBN 13: 9780500282472
    ISBN 10: 0500282471

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24210
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WFB
    B&T General Subject: 250
    BISAC V2.8: CRA000000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 21
    BISAC V2.8: ANT000000, ANT047000
    Abridged Dewey: 746
    B&T Approval Code: A04505610
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 746.09
    LC classification: NK8800
    BISAC V2.8: CRA040000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: NK8805 .G55 2005
    Thema V1.0: WFB
    Illustrations note
    778 illustrations, 551 in colour
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    28 February 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    John Gillow has written widely on ethnic textiles and other crafts. His publications include Traditional Indian Textiles (with Nicholas Barnard), Traditional Indonesian Textiles and, most recently, African Textiles. Bryan Sentance, an inveterate traveller and educator in the field of arts and crafts, is author of Basketry and (with John Gillow) of World Textiles.
    Review quote
    "'Generously illustrated and engaging... excellent' - The World of Interiors; 'Extremely valuable... I would recommend it unconditionally' - Hali"
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. Materials; 2. Non-Loom Textiles; 3. Loom-Woven Textiles; 4. Painted and Printed Textiles; 5. Dyes; 6. Sewing; 7. Embroidery; 8. Embellishment Glossary; Further reading; Collections; Index