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African Textiles: Colour and Creativity Across a Continent

African Textiles: Colour and Creativity Across a Continent

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The breathtaking skill and creativity of the African peoples are presented here in radiant color the gorgeous stripweaves of the Ashanti and the Ewe; the lace weaves of the Yoruba and thebogolanfini mud cloths from Mali and West Africa; the Berber weaves from Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia in North Africa; the unique, crocheted, embroidered, and feathered hats from Cameroon; the ancient weaving tradition of Ethiopia; the beadwork of the Zulu, Xhosa, and Ndebele peoples of Southern Africa; and the Asian-derived tradition of weaving silk and raphia in Madagascar. A guide to African textile collections open to the public, a glossary, and suggestions for further reading make this volume a practical as well as beautiful guide to the rich art of African textiles.

by : John Gillow


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