Princeton University Library Catalog

Textiles of the Middle East and Central Asia : the fabric of life / Fahmida Suleman.

Author:
Suleman, Fahmida [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • London : Thames & Hudson : The British Museum, 2017.
  • ©2017
Description:
232 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 28 cm
Summary note:
Textiles of the Middle East and Central Asia' explores the significance and beauty of textiles from across the Middle East, Turkey, and Central Asia. This vast region has been the focus of population movements, exploration, and trade for thousands of years and is home to a wealth of textile traditions. From the intricate embroidery on a Palestinian wedding dress to the complex iconography on an Afghan war rug, textiles reflect the beliefs, practices, and experiences of people from these lands.The book is arranged thematically with pieces grouped according to their purpose or meaning, enabling, for example, the comparison of domestic furnishings, wedding attire, and children's garments from across the region. The book also includes contemporary works that grapple with modern political issues.The textiles featured include male and female garments, hats and headdresses, rugs and felts, children's clothing, dolls, tent hangings, amulets and animal harnesses.
Notes:
"With 269 illustrations."
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-227) and index.
Contents:
Childhood -- Marriage and ceremony -- Status and identity -- Religion and belief -- House and homestead -- Politics and conflict.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
History.
ISBN:
  • 9780500519912
  • 0500519919
OCLC:
975365989
Other standard number:
  • 40027736342
RCP:
C - S