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Decorative Arts & Design
  • Author:
    John Gillow
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    0295981385
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    978-0295981383
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    Univ of Washington Pr (July 1, 2001)
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    88 pages
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John Gillow, traveller, writer, lecturer and textile collector has been tracking down outstanding ethnic textiles for the past thirty years

John Gillow, traveller, writer, lecturer and textile collector has been tracking down outstanding ethnic textiles for the past thirty years. He spends part of each year travelling in Africa furthering his passion for the stunning embroidered and woven fabrics worked by the peasant and pastoral people of these often remote areas. As well as contributing to many museum collections, John has lectured all over the world, most recently in the USA, Australia and South Africa

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Start by marking Printed and Dyed Textiles from Africa as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Over 30 textiles from the British Museum's To go to any market in West Africa, where the women are swathed in brightly patterned wraps, is to experience an assault on your visual senses.

John Gillow, traveller, writer, lecturer and textile collector has been tracking down outstanding ethnic textiles for the past thirty years

John Gillow, traveller, writer, lecturer and textile collector has been tracking down outstanding ethnic textiles for the past thirty years. As well as contributing to many museum collections, John has lectured all over the world, most recently in the USA, Australia and South Africa

John Gillow, traveller, writer, lecturer and textile collector has been tracking down outstanding ethnic textiles for the past thirty years

John Gillow, traveller, writer, lecturer and textile collector has been tracking down outstanding ethnic textiles for the past thirty years. As well as contributing to many museum collections, John has lectured all over the world, most recently in the USA, Australia and South Africa.

How were they worn and why were they made? What dyes and materials were used, what were the principal techniques employed? In his introduction, John Gillow provides the background information to bring the pieces to life. In addition all techniques and terms are fully explained in a glossary.

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Image from John Gillow's "African Textiles. African Textiles - Handwoven - would make a nice guys quilt pattern. African Fabric House is based in Uganda, East Africa and is passionate in its love both of fabric and Africa which is reflected in their carefully curated

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Printed and Dyed Textiles from Africa. Fabric Folios Series. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2001. I would caution them, however, about her chapter on West African strip weaving, which is overly general and relies heavily on outdated sources, resulting in several inaccuracies. To cite three examples. She claims that Ewe Rente is strictly pictorial (a mistake her source, Venice Lamb, also makes), when, in fact, certain regional styles of Ewe weaving are completely devoid of representational imagery.

African textiles were often made of animal hair and woven. Some of the oldest surviving African textiles were discovered at the archaeological site of Kissi in northern Burkina Faso. They are made of wool or fine animal hair in a weft-faced plain weave pattern. Some fragments have also survived from the thirteenth century Benin City in Nigeria. Some examples of African textiles are the following: Akwete cloth - woven by Igbo people. Ukara - dyed indigo cloth by Igbo people.

In the opening essay, textile collector and specialist Gillow gives an overview of African textiles. He describes the types of materials and decorative techniques employed, including barkcloth, raffia, bobolanfini, adinkra, indigo, tie-dyeing, and various resist dyeing techniques such as stitch, starch, wax, mud, and clamp resist. Thirty examples from the textile collection of the British Museum are featured in the catalogue that follows, with superb color photos of each. A glossary, bibliography and index are included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)