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Central Asian Ikats

Central Asian Ikats
 
 

Central Asian Ikats

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90396
      • Product Description: Centuries old, the ikat technique is a complex sequence of tie-dyeing silk threads to create elaborate patterns in striking colours before weaving. This invaluable introduction to the magnificent ikats of Central Asia sets the creation of these fabrics into the context of a long history of textile production, which once centred around the trade of the famous Silk Road. Illustrated throughout with glorious examples from the collection of Doris Raus, Central Asian Ikats examines the social significance and various functions of these fabrics in Central Asian culture, as well as describing the fascinating and complex technique.
      • generic_text_8: Paperback
      • generic_text_3: Ruby Clark
      • generic_text_7: 9781851775255
      • generic_text_5: 96
      • generic_text_6: 80 colour
      • generic_text_2: 247 x 247 mm
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