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Costume : The Journal of the Costume Society # 8 1974

London: The Costume Society, 1974. A collection of paper on aspects of costume , both historical and contemporary 95p. illus.The paper cover has separated from the text. NOTE :This issue contains a short article on "Clothing Style in Vancouver " by Misao M. Batts [ pages 72-73]. First Thus.. Original Wraps. Very Good.

$8.00

The Afghan Amulet : Travels From the Hindu Kush to Razgrad
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The Afghan Amulet : Travels From the Hindu Kush to Razgrad

By Paine, Sheila

New York: St.Martin's Press., 1994. A search for the origins of a traditional textile motif used as an amulet took Sheila Paine from Pakistan to Bulgaria, with descriptive accounts of her experiences travelling alone, the women she met and their situation, and especially her description of Afghanistan. 278p. illus.maps.index. 1st.US Ed... Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$35.00

The Afghan Amulet : Travels From the Hindu Kush to Razgrad
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The Afghan Amulet : Travels From the Hindu Kush to Razgrad

By Paine, Sheila

New York: St.Martin's Press., 1994. A search for the origins of a traditional textile motif used as an amulet took Sheila Paine from Pakistan to Bulgaria, with descriptive accounts of her experiences travelling alone, the women she met and their situation, and especially her description of Afghanistan. 278p. illus.maps.index. 1st.US Ed... Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$35.00

The Fashion Conspiracy: A Remarkable Journey Through the Empires of Fashion

By Coleridge, Nicholas

London: Heinemann, 1988. From the catwalks of Paris to the sweatshops of South Korea; from Seventh Avenue glitz to Tokyo new-wave.The sophisticated brokerings of the fashion conspiracy have generated a powerful new force in the world economy; designer money. Nicholas Coleridge presents a fascinating portrait of the jet-setting matrons who are the gurus and tyrants of the fashion press; of fashion legends like Paloma Picasso and Tina Chow; of the top store buyers who command $700 million a season. He probes the incredible world of the designer billionaires like Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Yves St Laurent whose fashion empires are richer than entire Third World countries. Here are the jealousies, the glamour, the buccaneering, the espionage and the razzmatazz in a witty and penetrating guide to an extraordinary world. 323p. illus. bibliography. 1st UK Edition.. Hardcover. New/New.

$35.00

Alafoss Lopi

By Islenskur Textilidnadur HF

Iceland: Istex Ltd Large format paperback A guide to the "Original Nature Wool" Lopi yarns produced in Iceland by Islenskur Textilidnadur, with instructions and charts for knitting garments in traditional Icelandic patterns using natural wool. 64p. Illus. colour plates.. First Thus.. Softcover. Near Fine.

$25.00

Ukrainian Embroidery - a Study [IN UKRAINIAN]

By Wynnycka, Jaroslawa [Et.al]

Toronto: U.C.W.L.of Canada, 1982. Embroidery samplers of various regions of Ukraine. From the Seniors Group of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League, Toromto.Text in Ukrainian and English. 68p. illus [some col] map bibliography. First Thus.. Softcover. Near Fine.

$75.00

Topkapi [IN ENGLISH AND ARABIC]

By Yapi-Kredi Bank

Istanbul: Yapi-Kredi Bank, 1982. "This book has been prepared in the context of cultural activity of the Yapi-Kredi Bank for the occasion of the sixth annual meeting of the Devlopment Bank of Islam to be held in Istanbul." It begins with essays in English by various authors : The Harem by Cengiz Koseoglu /The Tiled Kiosk by Hulya Tuncay / The pavilions by Hulya Tezcan/ The Caftans by Fikret Altay /Turkish Embroidery by Nurhayat Berker / The Treasury by Cengiz Koseoglu [pages 1-90] followed by the Arabic text [pages 91-220] The captions to the photographs are in both languages. The textile sections are particularly interesting. [WorldCat lists only 2 copies in the USA]. First Edition.. French Wraps. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips.

$195.00

The Splendor of Antique Rugs and Tapestries
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The Splendor of Antique Rugs and Tapestries

By Nemati, Parvis

New York: Rizzoli /PDN, 2001. For centuries, the design woven into Oriental rugs and the distinctive artistry of each rug-weaving area has reflected an uninterrupted cultural and historical tradition. The Splendor of Antique Rugs and Tapestries celebrates this glorious tradition in its sumptuous presentation of the remarkable achievements of weaving from the Oriental and Occidental world. Parviz Nemati believes that handmade carpets and tapestries are the most expressive works of art that have ever been created. Following a history of rug making and an explanation of the techniques and materials used, the characteristics of Persian, Turkish, Caucasian, Turkmen, Indian, Chinese, and European rugs and tapestries are richly illustrated and described through 300 color plates and an authoritative text that explores the heritage of both Oriental and European weaving. With an introduction by Daniel Shaffer, editor of Hali magazine, this magnificent volume, a work of art in itself, will mesmerize all who appreciate the beauty of textiles, while the text will serve as an invaluable reference for art collectors, interior designers, and the private purchaser.. First.. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$120.00

Bath Assembly Rooms and the Museum of Costume: An Illustrated Souvenir with a History of the Assembly Rooms the Story of the Collection and a Guide to the Exhibition

By Bath Assembly Rooms and the Museum of Costume

Bath: Bath, England, Spa Committee of the Bath City Council, 1964. Contains "A History of the Assembly Rooms" by John Nunn and "The Story of the Collection" by Doris Langley Moore . 39op, [+ advertisements]. Original Wraps. Very Good. Brochure/Pamphlet.

$10.00

Dye, Print, Stitch : Textiles by Thomas and Elizabeth Wardle

By King, Brenda M.

Macclesfield: Macclesfield Museums Trust, 2009. Catalogue of an exhibition of textiles featuring the work of an embroidery guild, in Leek.Staffordshire. established by Elizabeth Wardle [wife of Thomas Wardle who operated the dye-works where the silks were produced] The exhibition included altar cloths and other textiles designed by William Morris and others 88p. illus [some col.]. 1st UK Edition.. Trade Paperback. New from Publisher.

$60.00

The Root Of Wild Madder: Chasing The History, Mystery, And Lore Of The Persian Carpet
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The Root Of Wild Madder: Chasing The History, Mystery, And Lore Of The Persian Carpet

By Murphy, Brian

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005. From the remote villages of Afghanistan and Iran, down the ancient trade routes travelled for centuries, to the bazaars of Tehran and the markets of the Western world, every Persian carpet has a story to tell. Coming from a region known for its instability, this art form is one of the few constants, transcending religious and political turmoil. Woven into Persian carpets are centuries-old mysteries of faith and humanity, whirled into colours, patterns and symbols that represent the key to understanding. Each carpet tells a story in its fibres and design and carries a deeper tale in its forgotten history and the anonymity of its maker. How can a man sell a carpet to feed his family when he believes the soul of his grandmother is borne up in its intricate knots? Carpets, as both art and commodity, represent basic survival as well as the search for human perfection. Told in exquisite prose befitting one of the world's loveliest art forms, THE ROOT OF WILD MADDER offers accessible explanations of the patterns, knots and origin of these carpets. From how to tell a quality carpet from a cheap copy to where the dyes come from (madder root provides red), the book presents practical information about carpets while exploring the artistic, religious and cultural complexities of this enigmatic region. Part travelogue and part exploration into the enduring mysteries of Persian carpets, THE ROOT OF WILD MADDER brings readers to far flung corners of the world that few Westerners will ever see in person.. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. As New/Near Fine.

$35.00

Mummies of Urumchi
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Mummies of Urumchi

By Barber, Elizabeth Wayland

New York: W W Norton & Co Inc, 1999. " Elizabeth Barber takes us on a fascinating journey to a remote part of arid Western China. Here 4,000-year-old mummies chronicle ethnic diversity along the ancient Silk Road that linked East and West for many centuries. Barber's complex detective story melds remarkably preserved woolen textiles with the latest medical technology to illuminate a little known chapter of Central Asian history." 240p. illus [some col.] bibliography index. First Pbk.Ed... Soft Cover. As New.

$15.00

The Folk Costumes of Croatia

By Ribaric, Jelka Radaus

Zagreb: Spektar, 1975. General editor Drago Zdunic. Contributions from the Ethnographic Museum, Zagreb and other collections Beautifully illustrated survey of wonderful folk costumes from various regiions. 47p. of text + 88p. of colour photographs. Owner inscrtption on ffep, else fine Dj now protected in plastic sleeve.. First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$79.00

Alafoss Lopi [Lopi Yarn]

By Istex

Iceland: Istex Limited [Islenskur Textilidnadur] Large format paperback A guide to the "Original Nature Wool" Lopi yarns produced in Iceland by Islenskur Textilidnadur, with instructions and charts for knitting garments in traditional Icelandic patterns using natural wool.. 92 p. Illus [col]. First Thus. Original Wraps. Fine.

$25.00

The Beatrix Potter Needlepoint Book

By Menchini, Pat

New York,: Frederick Warne & Co, 1990. Beautifully illustrated book with classic needlepoint designs inspired by Beatrix Potter's flora, fauna, and natural history illustrations, including patterns, photographs, and instructions for making slip covers, curtains, rugs, and other items.. 1st.US Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$25.00

Tissus Coptes

By Zaloscer, Hilde

Lausanne: Payot, 1963. Small illustrated introduction to Coptic textiles in French (Orbis Pictus Vol.3). 48p. illus (col). Laminated Softcover. Very Good.

$20.00

The Afghan Amulet : Travels From the Hindu Kush to Razgrad
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The Afghan Amulet : Travels From the Hindu Kush to Razgrad

By Paine, Sheila

New York: St.Martin's Press., 1994. A search for the origins of a traditional textile motif used as an amulet took Sheila Paine from Pakistan to Bulgaria, with descriptive accounts of her experiences travelling alone, the women she met and their situation, and especially her description of Afghanistan. 278p. illus.maps.index. 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$35.00

The Afghan Amulet : Travels From the Hindu Kush to Razgrad
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The Afghan Amulet : Travels From the Hindu Kush to Razgrad

By Paine, Sheila

New York: St.Martin's Press., 1994. A search for the origins of a traditional textile motif used as an amulet took Sheila Paine from Pakistan to Bulgaria, with descriptive accounts of her experiences travelling alone, the women she met and their situation, and especially her description of Afghanistan. 278p. illus.maps.index. 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$35.00

Women's Work : The First 20,000 Years - Women, Cloth and Society in Early Times

By Barber,Elizabeth Wayland

New York: W.W.Norton, 1994. Fascinating account of the contibution of women to early cultures, with archaeological and anthropological evidence for their skills in weaving, spinning and the development of textiles.. 1st.US Ed... Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Ex-Library.

$30.00

DEATH KIT

By Sontag, Susan

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1967. NF/G; 311 pages; First printing stated; near Fine in white backstrip titled in black over black boards, black endpapers, top of backstrip just a little soft; in a Good only unclipped dustjacket, sticker remnant on front, three triangular chips and perhaps half a dozen closed tears, some delamination. Dustjacket is now in mylar to prevent further damage. Author's second book.. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.50