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Book Condition: Very good +
San Diego, Ca: Thunder Bay Press (ca), 1997. Wax-Printed cloths/very good +. 10 1/2" x 10 3/4", over 100 color photographs, former owner's small stamp and a stamp commemoratiing Gee's Bend on ffep. Occassional highlighting of text. Jacket has a 1" tear at the head of the spine. Laminated, pictorial boards that match the jacket. Included are Raffia clothes of Zaire, Kente, Bogolan, Oke and wax-printed cloths.
From the Publisher
The Art of African Textiles traces some paths through the complex and still largely unresearched history of African textile artistry. It explores the ways cloth is used in African societies and the role of cloth traditions in contemporary dress and fashion design. Major forms and styles of the twentieth century are introduced, those which are both cherished in their local context and increasingly sought after by collectors and museums worldwide.