The handloomoften no more than a bundle of sticks and a few lengths of cordagehas 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.
|Publisher:||University Press of New England|
|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.