Signs and symbols: African images in African-American quilts
Studio Books in association with Museum of American Folk Art, 1993 - Art - 134 pages
In a colorful and illuminating celebration of African American quilting styles--and an exciting complement to the classic Stitched From the Soul--the author explores African religious symbols, textile techniques, and aesthetic traditions. 200 color photos.
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