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5000 years of textiles

Author: Jennifer Harris
Publisher: Washington D.C. : Smithsonian Books, ©2010.
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This authoritative survey covers the development of textiles from a huge geographical and chronological range - from China to South America, from Egyptian artefacts of 3000 years BC to contemporary crafts and furnishings.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Harris
ISBN: 9781588343079 1588343073
OCLC Number: 630500485
Notes: Originally published: London : British Museum Press, 1993.
Description: 320 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 28 cm
Contents: I: A survey of textile techniques / Jennifer Harris --
Weaving --
Tapestry --
Rug weaving --
Embroidery --
Lace --
Dyeing and printing --
Knitting --
Netting, knotting and crochet --
Felt and bark cloth --
II: A survey of world textiles : the ancient world --
Introduction / Joan Allgrove McDowell --
The Mediterranean / Joan Allgrove McDowell --
Central and northern Europe / John-Peter Wild --
The near and Middle East --
Sassanian textiles / Joan Allgrove McDowell --
Early Islamic textiles / Joan Allgrove McDowell --
Byzantine silks / Anna Muthesius --
Safavid Iran (1501-1722) / Joan Allgrove McDowell --
The Ottoman Empire / Joan Allgrove McDowell --
Central Asian textiles / Jennifer Wearden --
Palestinian embroidery / Shelagh Weir --
India and Pakistan --
Historical development and trade / Margaret Hall --
Tribal textiles / Margaret Hall --
Carpets of the Middle and Far East / Patricia L. Baker --
The Far East: China / Verity Wilson --
Japan / Susan-Marie Best --
South-East Asia / Sylvia Fraser-Lu --
Western Europe: Sicilian silks / Anna Muthesius --
Italian silks (1300-1500) / Lisa Monnas --
Italian silks (1500-1900) / Jacqueline Herald --
Spanish silks / Jacqueline Herald --
French silks (1650-1800) / Lesley Miller --
Figured linen damasks / Jacqueline Herald --
Tapestry / Thomas Campbell --
Embroidery / Santina M. Levey --
Lace / Santina M. Levey --
Printed textiles / Jennifer Harris --
Central and Eastern Europe: Eastern Europe / Jennifer Wearden --
Greece, the Greek Island and Albania / Roderick R. Taylor --
The Americas: Colonial North America (1700-1990s) / Mary Schoeser --
Native North America / Colin and Betty Taylor --
Latin America / Chloë Sayer and Penny Bateman --
Africa --
North Africa / Caroline Stone --
Sub-Saharan Africa and the offshore island / John Mack.
Other Titles: Five thousand years of textiles
Responsibility: edited by Jennifer Harris.

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This authoritative survey covers the development of textiles from a huge geographical and chronological range - from China to South America, from Egyptian artefacts of 3000 years BC to contemporary crafts and furnishings.

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