Craft Traditions of the World (Hardcover)

Locally Made, Globally Inspiring

By Bryan Sentance

Thames & Hudson, 9780500514665, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2009

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The book is organized geographically--North America, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia and Oceania--and each section is subdivided into specific crafts. The techniques used in a particular craft and its history--from Andean backstrap weaving and Polish paper cutting to Hausa embroidery and wood carving in the Hindu Kush--are explained and illustrated, highlighting an incredible diversity of styles.

Complete with a bibliography and information on museums, this survey celebrates skills found all around the world.