Textiles : the whole story. Uses, meanings, significance / Beverly Gordon.
By: Gordon, Beverly.Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2013Description: 304 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780500291139 : (pbk.).Subject(s): Textiles -- History | Textile crafts -- HistoryDDC classification: 746
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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.
The author discusses how textiles are an integral part of the human life journey from cradle to grave in a multitude of practical, symbolic and spiritual ways. This title illustrates the many uses of textiles in our everyday lives. It outlines how textiles are a means of communication functional, political and artistic and a metaphor for transcendence.