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Printed and Dyed textiles from Africa

 Author: John Gillow  Category:  Publisher: The British Museum Press  : 2001  ISBN: 0-7141-2740-X  Language: English  Tags:Africa | Culture | Dyes | fabric | Textiles |
This book is a visual feast, illustrating the richness and diversity of the African textile tradition, and providing designers at all levels with inspiration for their own work. Over 30 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-dyed and woven North African textiles; “mud cloths” from Mali; the unique wrap-striped weaves and ikats from Madagascar; “adinkra” block-print and painted “caligraphy” cloths from Ghana; and the “adire” cloths from Yorubaland