Textiles, Rugs, Fabrics

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MAKING KANTHA, MAKING HOME: WOMEN AT WORK IN COLONIAL BENGAL

Written by Ghosh, Pika
In Bengal, mothers swaddle their infants and cover their beds in colorful textiles that are passed down through generations. They create these kantha from layers of soft, recycled fabric strengthened with running stitches and use them as shawls, covers, and seating mats.
July 1, 2020 | Hardcover | University of Washington Press | 288 Pages |
$65.00
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FASHIONABLE CENTURY: TEXTILE ARTISTRY AND COMMERCE IN THE LATE QING

Written by Silberstein, Rachel
Clothing and accessories from nineteenth-century China reveal much about women's participation in the commercialization of textile handicrafts and the flourishing of urban popular culture.
July 9, 2020 | Hardcover | University of Washington Press | 288 Pages |
$65.00
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MARIE CUTTOLI: THE MODERN THREAD FROM MIR? TO MAN RAY

One woman's influential contribution to modernism, achieved through a fascinating revival of tapestry
March 24, 2020 | Hardcover | Barnes Foundation | 160 Pages |
$45.00
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AFRICAN PRINT - A TEXTILE STORY, MADE IN KYOTO

Written by 並木誠士
Made in Kyoto for Africa.「太陽の文様」、「カシューナッツ」、「不思議な幾何学文様」アフリカの人々の日常に欠かせないあの鮮やかな布たちが、京都でつくられていた!大同マルタ染工のテキスタイルコレクション。
May 30, 2019 | Paperback | 青幻舎 | 167 Pages |
$36.00
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HANNAH RYGGEN: WOVEN MANIFESTOS

Discover the tapestries of Hannah Ryggen, one of the most influential Scandinavian artists of the 20th century. Hannah Ryggen created numerous monumental tapestries in her lifetime. Originally trained as a painter, Ryggen began weaving on a standing loom on her self-sufficient farm on the West coast of Norway.
February 4, 2020 | Hardcover | Prestel Publishing | 132 Pages |
$55.00
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PATTERNS OF INDIA: A JOURNEY THROUGH COLORS, TEXTILES, AND THE VIBRANCY OF RAJASTHAN

Written by Chitnis, Christine
It's the trip of a lifetime--a textile-based tour of colorful Rajasthan, India featuring more than 200 lush photographs depicting everday life in one of the most vibrant regions in the world. Patterns of India is a visual experience that offers intimate insights into the diverse and richly hued Western Indian culture.
March 3, 2020 | Hardcover | Clarkson Potter Publishers | 288 Pages |
$30.00
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EARLY ISLAMIC TEXTILES FROM ALONG THE SILK ROAD: THE AL-SABAH COLLECTION, KUWAIT

Written by Spuhler, Friedrich
The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, holds a spectacular array of ancient textiles created in Islamic lands, mostly from the ninth to the fifteenth centuries, and traded along the Silk Road, the network of ancient trade routes that linked China, Central Asia, and Byzantium for more than 1,500 years.
February 11, 2020 | Hardcover | Thames & Hudson | 416 Pages |
$95.00
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LENORE TAWNEY: MIRROR OF THE UNIVERSE

Recent years have seen an enormous surge of interest in fiber arts, with works made of thread on display in art museums around the world.
September 18, 2019 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press |
$45.00
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AFRICAN APPAREL: THREADED TRANSFORMATIONS ACROSS THE 20TH CENTURY

Written by Ryan, MacKenzie Moon
- Accompanies a major exhibition at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College (18 January-15 May 2020)- Essential reading for those interested in African textiles, jewelry, clothing, history, and cultural studies- Includes unpublished artworks from across the African continentFeaturing African textiles, clothing, headwear, and jewelry, this book celebrates African dress as a product of global
February 28, 2020 | Paperback | Scala Arts Publishers Inc. | 112 Pages |
$35.00

BALUCHARS: THE WOVEN NARRATIVE SILKS OF BENGAL

Written by Dhamija, Jasleen
The historic Baluchar textiles of Bengal are a testament to a unique weaving tradition. Composed of the finest silk, these textiles were painstakingly woven with intricate figurative and decorative patterns. They represent more than just a textile tradition. They are a window into the socio-cultural set-up of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The transition from Nawabi to Colonial rule in Bengal has been beautifully captured through these textiles. This richly illustrated book traces the historical development of Baluchar textiles, especially saris, and the position this art form has come to acquire in the twenty-first century. By dissecting the conditions, inspirations, materials, techniques and aesthetic qualities of this weaving tradition, this book showcases how this art form traveled from Murshidabad to Bishnupur, then to Benares as well as to museums around the world.-This lavishly decorated book, featuring around 200 photographs, delineates the rich and varied history of Baluchar textiles, especially the saris -The very town that this wonderful sari bears the name of - Baluchar - is now gone, but the Baluchar sari is still alive, and is continuing to come off looms.
July 5, 2019 | Hardcover | Niyogi Books |
$65.00

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