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Textiles from Mexico (Fabric Folios) Paperback – December 31, 2002

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There is no better authority on world textiles than the British Museum. The transformation of that expertise--and the accompanying visuals--can be found inthe latest entry in the Fabric Folios series. The book is formatted this way: first, an introduction to the history, tradition, textiles, and decorative motifs of Mexico; and then100 or so actual all-in-color samples. In Mexico, the talent's in the brilliant cotton weavings and embroideries, from the red and blue dyes featured to the backstrap looms used to piece together rebozos, huipils, quechquemitls, and other exterior articles. All illustrations are well labeled with dimensions and descriptions; a glossary and bibliography wrap up this very accessible introduction to ethnic fabrics. Selected reading and museum accession numbers are appended. Barbara Jacobs
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Chloe Sayer has been researching Mexican textile traditions since 1973. Her many books include Mexican Textiles and Arts and Crafts of Mexico.

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Product Details

  • Series: Fabric Folios
  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press (December 31, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0295982349
  • ISBN-13: 978-0295982342
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,216,985 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I've just returned from a month in Mexico and as an artist working with old textiles, I am very much looking forward to using this book as a resource for future travels.
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