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Felt

Mullins, Willow (Book - 2009 )
Felt
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From nomads' tents to poodle skirts, from car parts to Christmas tree ornaments, felt is one of the world's oldest and most understated textiles. Felt has developed simultaneously in multiple cultures, and often its origins are lost. However, far from having been supplanted by new fabrics, not only has felt retained its traditional uses among peoples around the world, but it has also seen a revival of popularity among today's hand feltmakers, craftspeople and fashion designers. This book follows the journey of felt through time, space, and purpose by pulling into focus a series of snapshots of different felting traditions. Beautifully illustrated, Felt covers the wide-ranging history and development of this most unassuming, yet ubiquitous, of fabrics from the earliest archaeological evidence in the mountains of Siberia to the groundbreaking works of contemporary fiber arts and sculptors.
Authors: Mullins, Willow (Willow G.)
Title: Felt
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2009
Edition: English ed
Characteristics: 182 p., [16] p. of plates :,col. ill. ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Willow Mullins
Contents: The making of felt
The history of felt
Felt in Central Asia
Felt in the Middle East, Turkey and Hungary
Felt in Europe
Felt in Western art
Felt everywhere
The meanings of felt
ISBN: 1845204387
9781845204389
1845204395
9781845204396
Branch Call Number: 677.63 M959f 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-176) and index
Subject Headings: Felting Felt work Felt
Topical Term: Felting
Felt work
Felt
LCCN: 2008047666
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