Drawing from the richness and diversity of African textiles, Claire Polakoff presents a detailed study of the traditional dyeing arts of Africa. She examines five major techniques—from the popular tie and dye and batik to the lesser-known processes involved in creating adinkra, bokolanfini, and Korhogo cloths. In addition, she explores the traditions and symbolism associated with each design. A fascinating survey of both cultural history and actual techniques, African Textiles is an invaluable guide to this important art tradition.
African Textiles and Dyeing Techniques, Claire Polakoff, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1982
Paperback. Octavo. Some wear to the top of the spine and edges. Pages are unmarked. A clean, tight copy. 265 pp.