Embroidered Textiles Contents

Embroidered Textiles

Introduction: Techniques and Traditions

1 Guide to Identification
• The Far East
• The Indian Subcontinent
• Central Asia
• The Middle East
• West, Central and East Africa
• North Africa
• Southeast Europe
• Eastern Europe
• The Baltic States
• Scandinavia
• Central Europe
• Western Europe
• North America
• Central America
• South America

2 The Decorative Power of Cult
• The Great Goddess
• The Tree of Life
• The Hunt
• The Sun

3 Religion and its Patterns
• Taoism
• Buddhism
• Hinduism
• Islam
• Zoroastrianism
• Christianity

4 The Magical Source of Protection
• The Magic of Embroidery
• Protective Embroidery
• Supplementary Embroidery
• Patterns
• Materials
• The Power of Red
• High Days and Holy Places
• Transitional Embroidery

Glossary
Dictionary of Stitches
Further Reading
Collections and Collecting
Sources of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Index

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