African Textiles : The Karun Thakar Collection, Hardback Book

African Textiles : The Karun Thakar Collection Hardback


This collection of rare and exquisite textiles from Central, Northern and West Africa includes weavings from Ghana, Nigeria and the Ivory Coast; embroideries, veils and haiks from Morocco and Tunisia; and raffia fabrics from Congo. Organised by region, each piece is dramatically photographed to highlight the extraordinary colours, patterns and skill with which it was created.

Drawn from a collection consisting of over 4,000 pieces, this book illustrates the most important textiles from the renowned collection.

The book provides not only a thrilling sample of timeless patterns and designs but also a historical perspective that deepens our understanding of the importance of woven materials in the African tradition.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272 pages, 230 Illustrations, color
  • Publisher: Prestel
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Textile artworks
  • ISBN: 9783791381633



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