African Textiles

African Textiles

Colour and Creativity Across a Continent

  1. John Gillow
  • ISBN 9780500292211
  • 27.70 x 21.60 cm
  • Paperback
  • 240pp
  • 585 Illustrations, 572 in colour
  • First published 2016

Now available in a compact paperback edition

African Textiles

This book remains the most comprehensive survey of African textiles on the market, illustrating in over 570 spectacular colour photographs the traditional, handcrafted, indigenous textiles of the whole continent.

Reviews of the first edition:

‘Spectacular ... this book really does span a whole continent ... a wealth of detail in this book which would be useful and fascinating for makers of all disciplines’– Craftsman Magazine


‘This lovely book is a visual feast which enriches our knowledge of the textile crafts of Africa’– The Textile Directory Online

Covering, region by region, the handmade textiles of West, North, East, Central and Southern Africa, African Textiles outlines the vast array of techniques used as well as the different types of loom, materials and dyes that help to create these sumptuous textiles.

With a useful glossary and map, a guide to collections open to the public, and suggestions for further reading, this book provides a wealth of information on the rich art of African textiles.