The Art of the Loom: Weaving, Spinning, and Dyeing across the World

By: Hecht, Ann

Price: $35.95

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Book Condition: Fine


Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 208 pages with chapters on: The Navaho, the bedouin, Narrow-strip weaving, Indonesian textiles, Kasuri resist dyeing, Inlay weaving of Nepal, Brocaded motifs from Guatemala, Peruvian tapestry weaving.


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Colorful and sometimes complex textiles are still produced in many parts of the world using only the simplest tools and equipment. The Art of the Loom focuses on eight areas of special interest--Navaho weaving in North America; bedouin textiles in the Middle East; West African narrow-strip weaving; Indonesian textiles; "kasuri" resist dyeing in Japan; inlay weaving in Nepal; brocaded motifs from Guatemala; and Peruvian tapestry weaving--and describes the fibers used, the methods of spinning and dyeing, the types of loom and the techniques of weaving. Examples of the best textiles from each area are supplemented with numerous photographs of spinners, weavers, and dyers at work, and diagrams showing how the various effects are achieved. As well as providing students and anthropologists with a valuable insight into working methods in a wide variety of traditional communities, this book and the exciting textiles it illustrates will be an endless source of ideas and ispiration for practising weavers.

Title: The Art of the Loom: Weaving, Spinning, and Dyeing across the World

Author: Hecht, Ann

Categories: Textiles,

Publisher: University of Washington Press: 2000

ISBN Number: 0295981393

ISBN Number 13: 9780295981390

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Type: Textiles

Seller ID: 148992

Keywords: Navaho, bedouin, Narrow-strip, weaving, Indonesian, textiles, Kasuri, Resist, dyeing, Inlay , Nepal, Brocaded, motifs , Guatemala, Peruvian, Tapestry, Weaving, Spinning, Loom, Dyeing, International, ,