Textiles of the Middle East and Central Asia

The Fabric of Life

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Author: Fahmida Suleman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500519912

Category:

Page: 240

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A beautifully illustrated exploration of the textile traditions of a culturally diverse region, from the late eighteenth century to the present day, featuring works from the extraordinary textile collection at the British Museum

The Fabric of Life

Textiles from the Middle East and Central Asia

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Author: Fahmida Suleman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780714111902

Category:

Page: 240

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A gorgeously illustrated exploration of the textile traditions of a culturally diverse region, from the late eighteenth century to the present day.

War Imagery in WomenÕs Textiles

An International Study of Weaving, Knitting, Sewing, Quilting, Rug Making and Other Fabric Arts

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Author: Deborah A. Deacon,Paula E. Calvin

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476616604

Category: Art

Page: 260

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Through the centuries, women have used textiles to express their ideas and political opinions, creating items of utility that also function as works of art. Beginning with medieval European embroideries and tapestries such as the Bayeux Tapestry, this book examines the ways in which women around the world have recorded the impact of war on their lives using traditional fabric art forms of knitting, sewing, quilting, embroidery, weaving, basketry and rug making. Works from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, the Middle and Near East, and Oceania are analyzed in terms of content and utility, and cultural and economic implications for the women who created them are discussed. Traditional women’s work served to document the upheaval in their lives and supplemented their family income. By creating textiles that responded to the chaos of war, women developed new textile traditions, modified old traditions and created a vehicle to express their feelings.

Scrappy Hooked Rugs

Making the Most of the Wool in Your Stash

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Author: Bea Brock

Publisher: Ampry Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0811760022

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Finally--a book on how to use up odds and ends, those pieces of wool leftover from other projects. Colorful and contemporary, Scrappy Hooked Rugs guides rug hookers toward color planning and beautiful projects. • Stash-busting ideas for hooked rugs • Stash-happy color planning made easy • Contemporary scrappy rugs from the experts • Free scrappy rug patterns

Cities of the Middle East and North Africa

A Historical Encyclopedia

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Author: Michael Dumper,Bruce E. Stanley

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576079198

Category: Reference

Page: 439

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The first work to offer 5,000 years of authoritative historical coverage of ancient and modern cities in the Middle East and North Africa—from their founding to the present—highlighting each city's cultural, social, political, and economic significance. * Coverage of 100 ancient and modern cities in the Middle East and North Africa * 19 academic contributors from this region as well as from Europe and the United States * Annotated timeline locating cities within their historical and imperial contexts * 44 illustrations including the Venetian fortifications of Nicosia, the ziggurat in Ur, and the Silk Market in Cairo * 8 maps including an overview map of all the cities listed in the book and sub-regional maps to clarify their location

Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World (2 vol. set)

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Author: Susan Sinclair

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047412079

Category: Reference

Page: 1512

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Following the tradition and style of the acclaimed Index Islamicus, the editors have created this new Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World. The editors have surveyed and annotated a wide range of books and articles from collected volumes and journals published in all European languages (except Turkish) between 1906 and 2011. This comprehensive bibliography is an indispensable tool for everyone involved in the study of material culture in Muslim societies.

Textiles of Southeast Asia

Trade, Tradition and Transformation

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Author: Robyn Maxwell

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462906982

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 432

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Textiles provide a visual history of a country's culture and crafting traditions in a way few other things can accomplish. In Textiles of Southeast Asia, Dr. Robyn Maxwell provides the definitive work on Southeast Asian textiles. Traditional textiles are one of the most widely collected and important categories of Southeast Asian art. Using an extensive range of locally produced raw materials and an astonishing array of techniques—including applique, weaving, batik and embroidery—the textiles of Southeast Asia are astonishing in their versatility and originality. Textiles are used to fashion everything from everyday clothing to sacred and ceremonial costumes, shrouds and wrapping cloths, hangings, banners and ritual regalia—all of which are represented and explained in Textiles of Southeast Asia. This authoritative text focuses on the changing relationship between indigenous Southeast Asian traditions and the outside influences continuing to be brought to the area, which change the nature of the region's textile traditions. This book considers the various ways Southeast Asian textile artisans reacted over the centuries to the steady stream of new and powerful ideas and raw materials arriving from India, China, the Islamic world and Europe. A detailed and definitive resource, Textiles of Southeast Asia is a welcome addition to the field of textiles.

Textiles, Costumes, and Ornaments of the Western Himalaya

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Author: O. C. Handa,Omacanda Hāṇḍā

Publisher: Indus Publishing

ISBN: 9788173870767

Category: Clothing and dress

Page: 312

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In The Present Study, An Attempt Has Been To Present A Kaleidoscopic View Of The Whole Ethno-Cultural Scenario Of The Western Himalayan Region Through The Traditional Textiles, Costumes And Ornaments Of The People.

The Middle East and Islamic World Reader

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Author: Marvin E. Gettleman,Stuart Schaar

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802194524

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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“The many facets of Middle Eastern history and politics are admirably represented in this far-ranging anthology” (Publishers Weekly). In this insightful anthology, historians Marvin E. Gettleman and Stuart Schaar have assembled a broad selection of documents and contemporary scholarship to give a view of the history of the peoples from the core Islamic lands, from the Golden Age of Islam to today. With carefully framed essays beginning each chapter and brief introductory notes accompanying over seventy readings, the anthology reveals the multifaceted societies and political systems of the Islamic world. Selections range from theological texts illuminating the differences between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, to diplomatic exchanges and state papers, to memoirs and literary works, to manifestos of Islamic radicals. This newly revised and expanded edition covers the dramatic changes in the region since 2005, and the popular uprisings that swept from Tunisia in January 2011 through Egypt, Libya, and beyond. The Middle East and Islamic World Reader is a fascinating historical survey of complex societies that—now more than ever—are crucial for us to understand. “Ambitious . . . A timely work, it focuses mainly on sociopolitical texts dating from the rise of Islam to the debates concerning U.S. foreign policy in the post-9/11 world.” —Choice