Designs & Patterns from North African Carpets & Textiles

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Dover Publications, 1973 - Antiques & Collectibles - 121 pages
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The 121 plates in this volume represent a great decorative arts tradition, offering those in the arts and crafts a rich sampling of the best North African carpet and textile designs. Among the copyright-free designs are bold geometrics, linear patterns, simple and elaborate borders, and images of lions, soldiers, fish, birds, and camels. Most patterns appear on grids for easy copying. Knitters, tapestry weavers and rug hookers looking for new geometric patterns will find lots to choose from in this simple book. More than 300 patterns and designs from North Africa, particularly Tunisia, are charted in this book. Each pattern includes a caption explaining its point of origin and motifs. A brief introduction explains how the carpets and textiles of North Africa were made and how the designs varied from urban to rural areas, and from region to region.

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I'd like to say that this a great resource for knitters, crossstitchers, or anyone interested in pattern or carpets, but the low quality of the reproductions limits its usefulness. The only color is ... Read full review

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