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Textiles : the whole story : uses, meanings, significance /

by Gordon, Beverly.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2011Description: 304 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9780500515662; 0500515662.Subject(s): Textile fabrics | Textile fabrics -- Social aspects | Clothing and dress -- Social aspects
Contents:
The very fabric of existence : textiles in human consciousness -- Living on the earth : textiles and human survival -- The ties that bind : the social meanings of textiles -- Cloth and temporal power : money, trade, status, and control -- Cloth as communication : expressing meaning, messages, and beauty -- Textiles and the spirit : the sacred, spiritual, and healing significance of cloth.
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"With 380 illustrations, 318 in colour".

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The very fabric of existence : textiles in human consciousness -- Living on the earth : textiles and human survival -- The ties that bind : the social meanings of textiles -- Cloth and temporal power : money, trade, status, and control -- Cloth as communication : expressing meaning, messages, and beauty -- Textiles and the spirit : the sacred, spiritual, and healing significance of cloth.

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