The Art of the Loom: Weaving, Spinning, and Dyeing across the World / Edition 1

The Art of the Loom: Weaving, Spinning, and Dyeing across the World / Edition 1

by Ann Hecht
     
 

ISBN-10: 0295981393

ISBN-13: 9780295981390

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: University of Washington Press

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;

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295981390
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgementsIntroduction— The loom— Spinning— Dyeing— Weaving1. North America The Navaho2. The Middle East The bedouin3. West Africa Narrow-strip weaving4. South-East Asia Indonesian textiles5. East Asia, The Islands of Japan Kasuri resist dyeing6. South Asia Inlay weaving of Nepal7. Central America Brocaded motifs from Guatemala8. South America Peruvian tapestry weavingSources and further readingIllustration acknowledgementsIndex

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