World Textiles

World Textiles

A Visual Guide to Traditional Techniques

  1. John Gillow
  2. Bryan Sentance
  • ISBN 9780500282472
  • 28.00 x 24.00 cm
  • Paperback
  • 240pp
  • 778 Illustrations, 551 in colour
  • First published 2004
‘A ravishing book’ – World of Interiors
‘Extremely valuable...I would recommend it unconditionally’ – Hali
‘… visually stunning, brimming with well-chosen illustrations that are accompanied by interesting and succinct commentaries’ – The Times Educational Supplement

Now in paperback!

This is the first book to illustrate the whole range of traditional handmade textiles from all corners of the globe. All aspects of materials and techniques are covered, each giving a succinct summary of characteristics, making and geographical distribution, accompanied by hundreds of colour photographs and drawings. Every kind of textile is decribed: non-loom and loom-woven, painted and printed, dyed, sewn, embroidered and embellished.

Completed by a glossary, further reading and information on collections with public access, World Textiles is an unrivalled guide for anyone interested in collecting or making and designing textiles.

John Gillow has travelled the world for many years, studying, collecting and lecturing on textiles. His books include African Textiles, Traditional Indian Textiles (with Nicholas Barnard) and Traditional Indonesian Textiles. Bryan Sentance, an inveterate traveller, lectures, mounts exhibitions and teaches art. He is the author of Basketry: A World Guide to Traditional Techniques, Wood: The World of Woodwork and Carving and Ceramics: A World Guide to Traditional Techniques.

Also of interest
African Textiles
Indian Textiles
Textiles: A World Tour - Discovering Traditional Fabrics and Patterns
Embroidered Textiles: A World Guide to Traditional Patterns
Textiles: The Whole Story – Uses · Meanings · Significance