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UNIVESITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS 1 9780295982359

SILK IN AFRICA

Autor: CHRIS SPRING

Editorial: UNIVESITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS

SILK IN AFRICA

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THE RICH AND DIVERSE RANGE OF SILK TEXTILES FROM AFRICA ARE AN UNEXPECTED REVELATION. THIS BOOK FOCUSES ON OVER 30 PIECES FROM THE BRITISH MUSEUMIS SPECTACULAR COLLECTION, BRINGING TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME THE HIGHLY DISTINCTIVE TRADITIONS OF SILK WEAVING AND EMBROIDERY FROM THROUGHOUT THE AFRICAN CONTINENT. THESE RANGE FROM TEXTILES COMMISSIONED BY ROYALTY AND HIGH-RANKING OFFICIALS, SUCH AS THE STRIKING CLOTHS OF THE ASANTE FROM GHANA OR GOWNS FROM ETHIOPIA ENCRUSTED WITH GOLD, TO LESS PRESTIGIOUS BUT NO LESS GLORIOUS PIECES, SUCH AS A MULTICOLORED MERINA BURIAL SHROUD FROM MADAGASCAR. AS A PATTERN SOURCE THE BOOK PROVIDES INSPIRATION FOR STRIKING COLOR AND TONAL COMBINATIONS AS WELL AS MYRIAD IDEAS FOR USING STRIPES, GEOMETRICS, AND STYLIZED FIGURATIVE MOTIFS.
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The rich and diverse range of silk textiles from Africa are an unexpected revelation. This book focuses on over 30 pieces from the British Museumís spectacular collection, bringing together for the first time the highly distinctive traditions of silk weaving and embroidery from throughout the African continent. These range from textiles commissioned by royalty and high-ranking officials, such as the striking cloths of the Asante from Ghana or gowns from Ethiopia ... Ver más
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Nombre SILK IN AFRICA
No. Ref. (SKU) 9780295982359
Editorial UNIVESITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS
Género N/A
Autor CHRIS SPRING
ISBN 9780295982359
EAN 9780295982359
Idioma Inglés
Año 2002
Formatos No
Número de páginas 88
Edición 1
Novedad N/A
Código BMG N/A

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