Embroidered textiles - traditional patterns from five continents with a worldwide guide to identification.

By: Paine, Sheila.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: 1990; Thames & Hudson. ISBN: 0500278237.Subject(s): Textiles | Designs | Textile fabrics | Themes, motives | EmbroideryDDC classification: 746.44PAI
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Embroidery has been practised for thousands of years throughout the world. In the West, traditions have been subject to trade and fashion, but across the continents of the less-developed world, embroidery continues to be rooted in ancient beliefs and superstitions. This book examines in detail the symbolism of the motifs and designs of these textiles.