Embroidered Textiles (Paperback)

A World Guide to Traditional Patterns

By Sheila Paine

Thames & Hudson, 9780500288580, 240pp.

Publication Date: November 15, 2010

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The global range is as remarkable as the variety of materials and motifs on display. Each textile--from Sumatran sarong to Ghanaian banner to Native American pouch and Guatemalan trousers--bears its own distinctive designs.

The book covers all aspects of the subject: key regional items, cuts, fabrics, stitches, and mythological, religious, and spiritual symbols. Complete with a glossary, a dictionary of stitches, and information on public collections as well as how to collect textiles of one's own, this is an unrivaled guide for anyone interested in textiles, costume, or craft.