Printed and dyed textiles from Africa

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British Museum Press, 2001 - Design - 87 pages
A contemporary series of designer sourcebooks exploring the rich kaleidoscope of colour and pattern in world textiles with over 100 specially commissioned colour photographs. To go to any market in West Africa, where the women are swathed in brightly patterned wraps, is to experience an assault on your visual senses. This book, too, is a visual feast, illustrating the richness and diversity of the African textile tradition. Over thirty textiles from The British Museum's renowned collection are explored in detail; magnificent blue and white indigo resist-dyed cloths from West Africa; multi-coloured, tie-dyes and woven North African textiles; 'mud-cloths' from Mali; the unique warp-striped weaves and ikats from Madagascar; 'adrinka' block-print and painted 'calligraphy' cloths from Ghana and the 'adire' cloths from Yorubaland.

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