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True Colors

Schiffer Publishing

$36.95

True Colors is about artists who create color from natural materials and about the historical importance and environmental sustainability of this practice. Deep conversations with 26 artisans from every part of the globe reveal their wisdom, traditions, and know-how?nd suggest...

How to Weave a Navajo Rug and Other Lessons from Spider Woman

Schiffer Publishing

$29.95

Navajo blankets, rugs, and tapestries are the best-known, most-admired, and most-collected textiles in North America. There are scores of books about Navajo weaving, but no other book like this one. For the first time, master Navajo weavers themselves share the...

True Colors

Schiffer Publishing

$39.95

True Colors is about artists who create color from natural materials and about the historical importance and environmental sustainability of this practice. Deep conversations with twenty-eight artisans from every part of the globe reveal their wisdom, traditions, and know-how?nd suggest...

Human Thread

Schiffer Publishing

$36.95

Through evocative images, insightful descriptions, and companion personal stories, Joe Coca guides us on a global journey, weaving together place, people, craft, and story with the human thread that connects us all. Each section of the book features an array...

Textile Traveler's Guide to Peru & Bolivia

Schiffer Publishing

$34.95

From the marketplace of famed Machu Picchu to the outrageous costumes of Bolivia's Carnival, travel along and discover some of the finest indigenous textiles in South America. A Textile Traveler's Guide to Peru and Bolivia is an excellent resource for...

A Textile Traveler's Guide to Guatemala

Schiffer Publishing

$24.95

The vibrant character of Guatemala is most visible in its handwoven textiles, which are still in everyday use and readily available in native markets all over the country. A Textile Traveler's Guide to Guatemala is an excellent resource for discovering...

Spider Woman's Children

Schiffer Publishing

$34.95

Navajo rugs set the gold standard for handwoven textiles in the U.S. Their history and value to collectors is unparalleled. But what about the people who create these treasures You might be surprised. Spider Woman's Children is the inside story,...

Rug Money

Schiffer Publishing

$29.95

Recognizing the dire need for more income-generating opportunities for Maya women in Guatemala, an accomplished American textile artist volunteered to teach one rug-hooking class. What follows is a surprising and heartening story about artistry, creative economies, and how access to...

Women Artisans of Morocco

Schiffer Publishing

$34.95

Morocco: Ancient cities, adobe fortresses of centuries past, fertile plains of wheat and olives, carpets of wildflowers, endless deserts, wild mountains, and isolated rural villages. And of course, the fabled open-air markets framed with stacks of woven rugs and other...

Silk Weavers of Hill Tribe Laos

Schiffer Publishing

$34.95

Winner, Gold Medal in the Travel Category, 2018 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Part travelogue, part silk-weaving primer, this is a tender portrait of an American family's travels in Laos's Houaphon Province. As they learn about the ancient silk weaving traditions...

Secrets of Spinning, Weaving, and Knitting

Schiffer Publishing

$24.95

Winner, Silver Medal in the Craft/Hobby Category, 2018 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Nilda Calla?upa Alvarez has gathered artisans of all ages to share their knowledge, lore, and deep skills, highlighting many of the techniques used by craftspeople in the Andes....

Maya Gods and Monsters

Schiffer Publishing

$16.95

Through captivating stories and lush illustrations, this book draws on ancient myth and lore of the Maya people and gives life to wild and quirky gods, magical monsters, and strange creatures. Fiery characters such as the Lords of the Underworld,...

Textile Fiestas of Mexico

Schiffer Publishing

$24.95

Winner: 2017 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, Silver, Travel This book, geared to independent-minded travelers, presents the most safe and accessible regional markets and artisan events in Mexico, with an emphasis on finding the finest quality traditional textiles and shopping ethically....

Oaxaca Stories in Cloth

Schiffer Publishing

$36.95

Winner: 2017 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, Gold, Multicultural; 2017 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, Silver, Art & Photography?Oaxaca Stories in Cloth?includes more than 175 sensitive, intimate, full-color portraits of traditional people of the Oaxacan hinterlands who continue to wrap themselves in...

Traditional Weavers of Guatemala

Schiffer Publishing

$34.95

Against the backdrop of Guatemala, this book presents portraits of artisans working in the ancient traditions of the Maya paired with insights into the creation of the textiles and the events that have affected their work. Weaving, spinning, and basket...

Embroidering within Boundaries

Schiffer Publishing

$34.95

Winner, Silver Medal in the Multicultural Category, 2018 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Fifteen years ago, Rangina Hamidi decided to dedicate her life to helping rebuild her native Kandahar, Afghanistan. The Taliban had been driven out by American forces following 9/11,...

Maya Threads

Schiffer Publishing

$34.95

Winner of: IBPA 2016 Benjamin Franklin Gold Award, Multicultural Through the pages of this incredibly-researched history and photo gallery, the world of the Maya lives on through the lens of its culture and costume, still seen today in the state...

Faces of Tradition

Schiffer Publishing

$34.95

In this revealing cultural study, dozens of ancient weavers and the landscapes that they occupy in the Cusco region of the Andes are vividly portrayed through personal stories and life experiences, bringing to life the decades of endurance, skill, fortitude,...

Weaving in the Peruvian Highlands

Schiffer Publishing

$19.95

A?richly illustrated?look at?Andean weaving, which?embodies the living history and culture of the Peruvian highlands,?this guide extensively catalogs many of the intricate patterns found in traditional Peruvian textiles.?Exploring the personal histories of the Quechua people who sustain this tradition, it examines?how...

Textile Guide to the Highlands of Chiapas

Schiffer Publishing

$24.95

A richly illustrated, bilingual book, this guide visits 20 villages in the Chiapas Highlands to showcase their stunning handwoven cloth while also providing an insider's look into their history, folklore, festivals, traditions, and daily lives. Ritual transvestites, Virgin statues draped...

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