The fabric of life : textiles from the Middle East and

The fabric of life : textiles from the Middle East and Central Asia [EPUB] ✶ The fabric of life : textiles from the Middle East and Central Asia By Fahmida Suleman – Liversite.co.uk This book explores the significance and beauty of the textile traditions from Turkey Palestine Lebanon Syria Iran and the countries of the Arabian peninsula This vast region has been the focus of migr This book of life Epub Ú explores the significance and beauty of the textile traditions from The fabric ePUB ✓ Turkey Palestine Lebanon Syria Iran and the countries of the Arabian peninsula This fabric of life PDF ↠ vast region has been the focus of migration invasion exploration and trade for fabric of life : textiles Kindle - thousands of years It is home to a wealth of cultural traditions and an exchange of designs motifs materials and ideas that lives on to this day From the intricate embroidery on a Palestinian wedding dress to the richness of indigo dyed textiles from Oman this book examines how textiles reflect the beliefs practices and experiences of people from across these lands Additionally works by contemporary artists and designers fabric of life : textiles Kindle - highlight how old traditions are being adapted to convey new messages as exemplified by the work of modern Lebanese furniture designers Huda Baroudi and Marie Hibri who use original Uzbek suzani textiles in the upholstery of their pieces In contrast Bita Ghezelayagh a contemporary Iranian artist working in felt reinterprets a traditional shepherd s cloak by embellishing her piece with key shaped talismans and embroidered inscriptions with the phrase Martyrdom is the key to paradisea popular slogan used during the Iran Ira War that she freuently encountered during her childhood Presenting embroidered woven appliued dyed beaded and embellished pieces the textiles featured include rugs and mats costumes hats and headdresses bags and footwear children s clothing tent hangings amulet decorations and even horse harnesses Pieces are grouped into themed chapters according to their purpose or meaning enabling for example the comparison of domestic furnishings wedding attire and amulets from across the region This book offers hours of visual enjoyment and creative inspiration and will be essential reading for anyone interested in the world of textile arts.

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