Stuff Embroidery from Afghanistan
by Sheila Paine
ISBN-10: 0714125741
ISBN-13: 9780714125749
The British Museum Press
Soft Cover
Pages: 87
Language(s): English
Like New - Very light cover and edge wear.

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Embroidery from Afghanistan is varied, rich and sumptuous. This book focuses on over thirty pieces and explores the embroidery of different tribes and their geographical regions. Illustrated in full and in detail, the textiles included will provide designers at all levels with inspiration for the use of color and pattern in their own designs.

In her introduction the author sets the pieces in their social and cultural context and investigates the shared traditions of the various tribes. The costumes of men, women and children are illustrated, as are embroideries for the home and yurt, domestic animals and precious possessions. Information on the decorative techniques, patterning and stitching is included, together with a technical glossary that supports the main text.