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Japanese Textiles Anna Jackson

Japanese Textiles

Anna Jackson

Published January 1st 2000
ISBN : 9781851773169
Hardcover
144 pages
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 About the Book 

Ranging from sumptuous embroidered kimonos and woven actors robes to the indigo-dyed textiles of rural Japan, this book explores the various techniques that have been employed by Japanese textile artists in the production of woven, printed, andMoreRanging from sumptuous embroidered kimonos and woven actors robes to the indigo-dyed textiles of rural Japan, this book explores the various techniques that have been employed by Japanese textile artists in the production of woven, printed, and embroidered textiles from the 17th century to the present day. The richness and variety of the textiles are splendidly conveyed by the specially commissioned photographs, which include images - some in detail - of garments, bedcovers, gift covers, door curtains, decorative hangings, fabric lengths, and samples.Offering a wealth of inspiration to contemporary designers, this beautiful book provides a fascinating introduction to a vibrant cultural tradition, and will appeal to anyone interested in textiles or Japanese art and design.