Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2007.
207 pp. 8 x 10.5 Hardback in dustjacket in New condition. Item #BOOKS007209I
108 color plates detailing the 98 examples and 37 historical black and white photographs. Central Asia's famous Silk Road is the source of the dynamic, highly abstracted embroideries of the Uzbek peoples. In this hardcover book, detailed color illustrations of the nearly 100 works in the Jack A. and Aviva Robinson Collection at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, as well as numerous historic and contemporary photographs, provide unparalleled access to the styles and techniques for which the embroideries of the Lakai and Kungrat nomads and the refined textiles of the city of Sharisabs are renowned. History, anthropology, and mythic tales blend with women's textile magic in this fascinating publication illuminating a brilliant artistic tradition. -Publisher.