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Art of the Loom: Weaving, Spinning & Dyeing Across the World
Ann Hecht (au). Colorful & sometimes complex textiles are still produced in many parts of the world using only the simplest tools & equipment. This book focuses on 8 areas of 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; & Peruvian tapestry weaving -- & describes the fibers used, the methods of spinning & dyeing, the types of loom & the techniques of weaving. Examples of the best textiles from each area are supplemented with numerous photos of spinners, weavers & dyers at work, & diagrams showing how the various effects are achieved. Full color & B&W photos & illustrations.
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