World Textiles

Author(s): John Gillow


Illustrating the whole range of traditional handmade textiles from all corners of the globe, this title covers every aspect of materials and techniques, with summaries of characteristics, making and geographical distribution.


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"'Generously illustrated and engaging... excellent' - The World of Interiors; 'Extremely valuable... I would recommend it unconditionally' - Hali"

John Gillow has written widely on ethnic textiles and other crafts. His publications include Traditional Indian Textiles (with Nicholas Barnard), Traditional Indonesian Textiles and, most recently, African Textiles. Bryan Sentance, an inveterate traveller and educator in the field of arts and crafts, is author of Basketry and (with John Gillow) of World Textiles.

Introduction; 1. Materials; 2. Non-Loom Textiles; 3. Loom-Woven Textiles; 4. Painted and Printed Textiles; 5. Dyes; 6. Sewing; 7. Embroidery; 8. Embellishment Glossary; Further reading; Collections; Index

General Fields

  • : 9780500282472
  • : thames
  • : thames
  • : October 2004
  • : 280mm X 240mm X 17mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 240
  • : 804
  • : Paperback
  • : John Gillow