This book describes the authentic designs printed, stamped or painted on textiles such as adire, korhogo and mud cloth.
African textiles are absolutely intriguing; this book wasn't. The book is small with a fair number of illustrations. The author seems quite knowledgeable but limited by the small format. A much thicker book would be needed to cover the subject at even a minimal level; the addition of a large number of color photos would be needed to due justice to the intricacies and variety of the textiles. That said, this is a very useful introduction to African printed textiles. If you do not have a deep or wide interest, then this book will likely suit your needs very well.
Review by J. Vasilius (Tucson, Arizona, USA)
Paperback: 48 pages
- Publisher: Stemmer House Pub; 1 edition (November 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0880451351
- ISBN-13: 978-0880451352
- Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.2 x 0.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces