Textiles of the Middle East and Central Asia

The Fabric of Life
Fahmida Suleman

Description

Focusing on the British Museum's remarkable collection, Textiles of the Middle East and Central Asia offers a wealth of creative inspiration for anyone interested in textiles and the cultures of the Middle East and Central Asia. From the intricate embroidery on a Palestinian wedding dress to the complex iconography on an Afghan war rug, textiles reflect the beliefs, practices and experiences of people from these lands.

The book is arranged thematically with pieces grouped according to their purpose or meaning, enabling, for example, the comparison of domestic furnishings, wedding attire and children's garments from across the region. The book also includes contemporary works that grapple with modern political issues.

The textiles featured include male and female garments, hats and headdresses, rugs and felts, children's clothing, dolls, tent hangings, amulets and animal harnesses.

Details

  • Format
    Hardback
  • Pages
    232
  • Size
    270 x 240mm
  • Publisher
    Thames & Hudson
  • ISBN
    9780500519912
Status
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Stock Code
170759
Our Price
$54.99