Textiles: Collection of the Museum of International Folk Art

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What people wear tells the world something about who they are or would like to be. On another level, the textiles created by a people demonstrate that culture’s artistic expression of beauty. It has been so from ancient times through modern days.

Textiles: Collection of the Museum of International Folk Art explores the deeper meaning behind the textiles and clothing on display at the museum. Evident is how different cultures have taken the same...

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Overview

What people wear tells the world something about who they are or would like to be. On another level, the textiles created by a people demonstrate that culture’s artistic expression of beauty. It has been so from ancient times through modern days.

Textiles: Collection of the Museum of International Folk Art explores the deeper meaning behind the textiles and clothing on display at the museum. Evident is how different cultures have taken the same objects—shoes, hats, pants, or bedding—and made them unique to their location and time.

Dress and home décor are about belonging and boundaries, including and excluding. Learn how cultures have developed styles and techniques that reflect their specific situations. Then see how individuals expand those techniques and styles, making something distinctive by following or breaking the rules.

With hundreds of examples from more than seventy countries, Textiles offers a glimpse into the lives and passions of people who created and used the decorative textile pieces displayed so exquisitely here.

Bobbie Sumberg is curator of Textiles and Costume at the Museum of International Folk Art. She received a master of arts and a PhD from the University of Minnesota. She has curated several exhibits, including Needles and Pins: Textiles and Tools; Dream On Beds from Asia to Europe; and Dressing Up: Children’s Clothes from Around the World. She is the coauthor of Sleeping Around: The Bed from Antiquity to Now.

For more than fifty years, the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has been documenting, collecting, preserving, and interpreting the creative works of traditional artists from cultures throughout the world.
Founded by Florence Dibell Bartlett, the museum is the largest of its kind in the world, with a collection of more than 130,000 objects.

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Editorial Reviews

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Bobbie Sumberg looks at the Collection of the Museum and uses the collection to discover more about the people who wore these textiles. This book is illustrated with excellent photographs. The accompanying text is interesting. As a textile artist I find this book fascinating since it includes a wealth of information. The textiles themselves come from all over the world including Burma, India, China, Peru, Mexico, Canada, Saudi Arabia, New Mexico and more. The textiles are a testament to the arts of these nations. I find the wearables the most fascinating but this book also contains bedding, decorative, home and church textiles too. Not only does this book generate interest in the Museum itself, it is of great interest to textile students and textile artists world-wide. Superb.

— Karen Platt

www.karenplatt.co.uk/review - Karen Platt

Bobbie Sumberg looks at the Collection of the Museum and uses the collection to discover more about the people who wore these textiles. This book is illustrated with excellent photographs. The accompanying text is interesting. As a textile artist I find this book fascinating since it includes a wealth of information. The textiles themselves come from all over the world including Burma, India, China, Peru, Mexico, Canada, Saudi Arabia, New Mexico and more. The textiles are a testament to the arts of these nations. I find the wearables the most fascinating but this book also contains bedding, decorative, home and church textiles too. Not only does this book generate interest in the Museum itself, it is of great interest to textile students and textile artists world-wide. Superb.

karenplatt.co.uk/review

Bobbie Sumberg looks at the Collection of the Museum and uses the collection to discover more about the people who wore these textiles. This book is illustrated with excellent photographs. The accompanying text is interesting. As a textile artist I find this book fascinating since it includes a wealth of information. The textiles themselves come from all over the world including Burma, India, China, Peru, Mexico, Canada, Saudi Arabia, New Mexico and more. The textiles are a testament to the arts of these nations. I find the wearables the most fascinating but this book also contains bedding, decorative, home and church textiles too. Not only does this book generate interest in the Museum itself, it is of great interest to textile students and textile artists world-wide. Superb.

— Karen Platt

Library Journal
More catalog than comprehensive survey, Textiles accompanies a current exhibition at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe and serves as a showcase for an important yet hidden part of this museum's extraordinarily collections. Sumberg (curator of textiles and costume, Museum of International Folk Art; coauthor, Sleeping Around: The Bed from Antiquity to Now) has organized the work broadly between nonwearable textiles and dress, with each functional category illustrated with pieces that represent the museum's global breadth. The 400 color photographs show each piece in its entirety, with additional detail illustrations depicting their intricate technical aspects. Captions include a description of materials, size, approximate date, and acquisition details. VERDICT While the book's broad scope precludes focused or scholarly analysis within the text, the explanatory notes provide glimpses into the broader cultural importance of these treasures. The selected bibliography and index are similarly brief and geared to a general audience. Textiles will be appreciated by lovers of ethnic arts and crafts.—Nancy B. Turner, Syracuse Univ. Lib., NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423606505
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 3/10/2010
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Bobbie Sumberg is curator of Textiles and Costume at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa
Fe, New Mexico. She is the coauthor of Sleeping Around: The Bed from Antiquity to Now. For more than fifty years, the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has been documenting, collecting, preserving, and interpreting the creative works of traditional artists from cultures throughout the world.
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Textiles can be woven, felted, knit, crocheted, or made by a number of other methods. The base fabric or ground can then be decorated with dyeing techniques, embroidery and other stitchery such as quilting or appliqué, and by attaching ribbon, beads, lace, metal, and other trim. Cloth can also be patterned using weaving techniques, while color can be added before weaving and even before spinning the yarn. Textiles are used flat, not sewn to make a threedimensional shape such as a garment. This is not to say that flat textiles aren’t worn.

In many parts of the world a piece of cloth is wrapped around the body as a garment, held in place with a belt or a pin or tucked into itself.When aflat textile is primarily used as a garment it is shown in the Dress section of this book.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Textiles 17

Bedding 20

Home 36

Church &54

Decorative 68

Dress 85

Headwear 88

Outerwear 118

Footwear 156

Accessories 174

Ceremonial 210

Ensembles 226

Notes 237

Index 239

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