The Book of Looms: A History of the Handloom from Ancient Times to the Present

The Book of Looms: A History of the Handloom from Ancient Times to the Present

by Eric Broudy

Paperback(Reprint)

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Overview

The handloom—often no more than a bundle of sticks and a few lengths of cordage—has been known to almost all cultures for thousands of years. Eric Broduy places the wide variety of handlooms in historical context. What influenced their development? How did they travel from one geographic area to another? Were they invented independently by different cultures? How have modern cultures improved on ancient weaving skills and methods? Broudy shows how virtually every culture, no matter how primitive, has woven on handlooms. He highlights the incredible technical achievement of primitive cultures that created magnificent textiles with the crudest of tools and demonstrates that modern technology has done nothing to surpass their skill or inventiveness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874516494
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 10/01/1993
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

ERIC BROUDY, a former freelance writer and editor, now devotes his time to fine art photography and public arts management.

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