Mexican Textiles: Spirit and Style
Whether it s a hand-woven sarape, a festive square of oilcloth, or a delicate trimming of lace, Mexican textiles reflect passionate appreciation for color, pattern, and design. In the dazzling pages of Mexican Textiles, photographer and Mexican art aficionado Masako Takahashi shares her love of the form, taking readers on a journey through this sun-drenched land. She visits artisan workshops, weaving centers, lace makers, and family-owned rug manufacturers for an inside view of how traditional fabrics are designed, dyed, woven, and finished. Takahashi also takes her camera into scores of unique homes to show how new and antique woven treasures are used to advantage in modern d cor. In the text, readers discover insightful notes on regional differences, history, technique, and tips for identifying quality materials and craftsmanship. Overflowing with exuberance and creative ideas, and including a resource section listing the major textile markets and vendors throughout Mexico, Mexican Textiles is an indispensable resource book for appreciating and collecting artfully crafted Mexican fabrics.
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INTRODUCTION BY TONY COHAN
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ABOVI Amuzgo ancient ARTESANIAS artisans backstrap loom beautiful bedspreads blankets blouses boutique brocaded caracal Chiapas cochineal dye cochineal insect colors cotton cambaya cloth coyuche cross-stitched curtain cushion covers dc Allende decorative designs dressed dyed Email embroidery family workshop fibers FONART Guanajuato Guelaguetza handmade handwoven hanks of yarn Hernandez Huichol huipil indigenous textiles indigo Isthmus of Tehuantepec LINENS AND LACE Maria del Rio master weaver Mayan Mercado Benito Juarez MEXICAN TEXTILES Michoacan Miguel de Allende motifs napkins natural dyes Navarro Gomez nopal nopal cactus Oaxaca City OAXACAN RUGS Ocotlan oilcloth patio patterns Patzcuaro pre-Hispanic Saltillo San Cristobal San Luis Potosi San Miguel dc Santa Maria Santo Domingo church sarapes sea snails shawls Sna Jolobil Spanish spinning stripes symbols synthetic table linens table runner techniques Teotitlan del Valle textile market texture traditional cloth treadle loom Trique vendors vibrant village wear weaving center weaving cooperative women wool woven in Oaxaca Zapotec