Textiles from Guatemala

Textiles from Guatemala

by Ann Hecht
     
 

Guatemala's woven textiles are admired for their vibrant color combinations and boldness of design. This book reflects such richness and provides designers at all levels with inspiration for new and unexpected ways of using color and pattern in their own work. Over 20 textiles are explored in a series of photographs to reveal a wealth of motifs from fruit and flowers…  See more details below

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Guatemala's woven textiles are admired for their vibrant color combinations and boldness of design. This book reflects such richness and provides designers at all levels with inspiration for new and unexpected ways of using color and pattern in their own work. Over 20 textiles are explored in a series of photographs to reveal a wealth of motifs from fruit and flowers to birds and beasts, as well as abstract and geometric designs and, more unusually, the two combined to startling effect. In her text Ann Hecht, herself a weaver, provides the background information to bring the pieces to life and clearly explains the full range of principle techniques employed. In addition, brief commentaries highlight the design features and a technical glossary supports the main text so you can rely on the book for eye-catching patterns as well as refer to it for specific information.

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The British Museum's collection of textiles is exploited here for the beautifully photographed examples (with many details of each) of Guatemalan textiles from the southwest highland region. Hecht (a specialist in Guatemalan textiles who teaches adult education courses in textiles in the UK) provides an introduction describing the different kinds of costumes, their materials, and weaving techniques. A bibliography, glossary, and index are included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295981352
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Series:
Fabric Folios Series
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
8.38(w) x 8.38(h) x 1.93(d)

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