World Textiles

World Textiles : A Visual Guide to Traditional Techniques

By (author) , By (author)


You save US$4.55

Free delivery worldwide

Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days

When will my order arrive?

All 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.

show more
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 240 x 278 x 18mm | 1,202.03g
  • Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 778 illustrations, 551 in colour
  • 0500282471
  • 9780500282472
  • 78,673

Other books in Needlework & Fabric Crafts

Other people who viewed this bought:

Review quote

"'Generously illustrated and engaging... excellent' - The World of Interiors; 'Extremely valuable... I would recommend it unconditionally' - Hali"

show more

About John Gillow

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.

show more

Reviews from