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African Textiles : The Karun Thakar Collection (Hardcover) (Duncan Clarke & Miriam Ali-de-Unzaga &
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This book offers a fascinating journey through the history and culture of textiles in Africa drawn from the private collection of Karun Thakar, widely considered to be one of the best in the world. This collection of rare and exquisite textiles from Central, Northern, and West Africa includes weavings from Ghana, Nigeria, and the Ivory Coast; embroideries, veils, and haiks from Morocco and Tunisia; and raffia fabrics from Congo. Organized by region, each piece is dramatically photographed to highlight the extraordinary colors, patterns, and skill with which it was created. Drawn from a collection consisting of over 4,000 pieces, this book illustrates the most important textiles fromthe renowned collection. The book provides not only a thrillingsample of timeless patterns and designs but also a historicalperspective that deepens our understanding of the importanceof woven materials in the African tradition.
Number of Pages: 320
Sub-Genre: Textiles + Costume
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Author: Duncan Clarke & Miriam Ali-de-Unzaga & Bernhard Gardi
Street Date: November 25, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-5567
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