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Fabric: The Hidden History of the Material World

Fabric: The Hidden History of the Material World (Hardback, Main)

By Finlay, Victoria

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From our earliest ancestors to babies born today, fabric is a necessary part of our everyday lives, but it's also an opportunity for creativity, symbolism, culture and connection. Travelling across the world and bringing history to life, bestselling author Victoria Finlay investi...gates how and why people have made and used cloth. A century ago in Wales, women would sew their own funeral clothes over tea with friends. In Papua New Guinea, bark is stripped from trees and beaten into cloth. Harris Tweed has a particular smell, while Guatemalan weavers use dazzling colours. Uncovering the stories of the fabrics people wear and use from sacking to silk, Fabric combines science, history, tradition and art in a captivating exploration of how we live, work, craft and care.
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ISBN 9781781257067
Released NZ 18 Jan 2022
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Format Hardback, Main
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ISBN-13 9781781257067
Stock Available
Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Imprint Profile Books Ltd
Released 18 Jan 2022
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main
 › 1 other possible formats available
Edition Main
Author(s) By Finlay, Victoria
Category Fashion Design
Number of Pages 528
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 238mm
Spine: 48mm
Dewey Code 677.009
Weight 780g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Textile fabrics - History
NBS Text History: World & General
ONIX Text General/trade