San Francisco: The Arcade Gallery, 1988. 6 black and white illustrations, map. Exhibition pamphlet of masks and sculpture. No textiles shown.
Textiles from Sub-Sahara Africa
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Lagos: Nigeria Magazine, 1985. 14 color illustrations 44 black and white. Discusses the Igbo looms and the weaving traditions in the various areas of this West African people. Uncommon and comprehensive.
Legon: Centre for Indigenous Knowledge Systems, 2001. Hundreds of line drawings. Adinkra cloth symbols are very popular in Ghana where the cloth is used in political and religious rituals, funerals and everyday wear. It is made by hand with the block and screen printing technique. The symbols are also used...
Krefeld: Deutschen Textilmuseums Krefeld, 2007. 94 color plates. Textile Museum Krefeld exhibition catalog of their holdings of West African textiles. German text.
Amsterdam: KIT Press, 1991. 593 black and white 222 figures and drawings. Detailed museum exhibition catalog of 11th - l6th century textiles found in Mali's Tellem caves, with a report on the conservation and analysis of fibers and dyes. With contributions on African archaeology and African textiles.
Basel: Pharos-Verlag Hansrudolf Schwabe AG, 1972. 274 black and white 6 maps 23 tables. Uncommon, scholarly, and important. Covers the textiles of Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Upper Volta, Niger, Guinée portugaise [Guinea-Bissau], Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, and Ghana. From the Basler Beitrage zur Ethnologie. French text.
[Minneapolis?]: University of Minnesota, 1980. 14 black and white. Uncommon. Museum exhibition catalog and abridged and revised translation of "Recherche sur l'histoire des textiles traditionnels tissés et teints de l'Afrique occidentale" detailing the authors' expedition through West Africa. The illustrations are of weavers and the work of creating textiles rather...
Milan: 5 Continents, 2008. Over 250 color plates. Massive. "Celebrating African costumes and textiles, this volume draws on historical and modern pieces from the Zaira and Marcel Mis Collection. The extraordinary works presented exemplify the craftsmanship of highly skilled African weavers and provide insight into the lives and culture of various ethnic groups."
New York: Neuberger Museum of Art, 2015. 160 color plates 32 black and white. Important and uncommon museum exhibition catalog of the Congo textile holdings of the Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale in Belgium and the Sheppard Collection of Hampton University. The exhibition consisted of forty-one Kuba skirts and overskirts...
London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. 39. "In Caribbean history, the European colonial plantocracy created a cultural diaspora in which African slaves were torn from their ancestral homeland. In order to maintain vital links to their traditions and culture, slaves retained certain customs and nurtured them in the Caribbean. The creation of...
Paris: Adam Biro, 1993. 75 color plates 95 black and white. Sub-Saharan African textiles with an emphasis on Kuba and Pygmy weavings in the Democratic Republic of Congo. French text. [CSROT t3140].
Ile-Ife, Nigeria: University of Ife Press, 1976. 24 color plates 71 black and white. Includes chapters on geographical areas, fibres, fabrics and dyes, woven textiles, historical evidence of weaving, types of looms, dyed textiles, pattern-dyed textiles, whole-piece dyed textiles, ikat textiles, other textile crafts, embroidery, applique, and drawnwork.
Paris: Éditions Dapper, 1995. 84 color plates. Musée Dapper exhibition catalog of West African textiles and a small section of sculptures from Cote d'Ivore. The Dapper was a private museum specializing in African art. French text.
Nairobi: Transafrica, 1977. 8 color plates 105 black and white. The material culture of the Turkana people of Kenya. Lots of costumes and jewelry are shown.
Basel: Christoph Merian Verlag / Museum der Kulturen, 2009. 145 mostly color illustrations. Museum exhibition catalog. "The richly illustrated and expertly designed publication accompanying the exhibition offers an impressive overview of West African textile culture, highlighting Mali, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. Editor Bernhard Gardi was a member of the.....
Bamako: National Museum of Mali, 2003. 84 color 34 black and white. Uncommon museum exhibition catalog of Malian textiles from this West African country. Chapters include Tellem textiles, wool, cotton, indigo, dye preperation, bogolan, historic and contemporary costumes. French text.
Tampere: Pyynikinlinna, 1991. 88 color plates. Uncommon museum exhibition catalog of these woven wool and cotton bed-screens from West Africa. Finnish text. "The woollen marriage bed-screens Arkilla kerka are one of the types in the broad category of the marriage bed-screens generically called Arkilla woven in the Inland Delta of...
Hertfordbury: Roxford Books, 1984. 32 color plates 194 black and white. "The quality and sophistication of locally woven textiles has long been appreciated within Sierra Leone; and the display of Sierra Leone 'country cloths' at the great British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924 aroused the admiration of large numbers...
Roxford: Lamb, 1980. 70 color plates 354 black and white. This is the standard work on Nigeria's textiles.
Munich: Haus der Kulturen der Welt / Fred Jahn, 1989. 39 monochrome plates 5 figures 1 map. Traveling exhibition catalog of woven wicker mats from the Mbole of the Congo. German text.
Munich: Haus der Kulturen der Welt / Fred Jahn, 1989. 37 color plates and 56 black and white illustrations of textiles. 5 pages of figures and maps. Exhibition catalog of Bushoong, Shoowa, and Ngongo textiles. German text.
Washington D.C. The Textile Museum, 2011. Fully illustrated in color, this exhibition catalog presents 142 never-before-published African textiles and baskets from the outstanding private collections and objects that were donated to The Textile Museum.
Washington D.C. Howard University School of Human Ecology, 1975. 15 black and white plates 17 black and white figures. "An Exhibition of the Susan B. Aradeon Collection of West African Dress at the Museum of African Art"
Bath: Pasold Research Fund, 1980. 171 black and white figures. A scholarly review on the economic and social history of textiles. This issue is devoted to African textiles. Contents: An Introduction to Traditional African Weaving and Textiles by Dale IdiensThe Classification and Distribution of Horizontal Treadle Looms in Sub-Saharan Africa by...
Iowa City: University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1995. 15 color plates. University museum exhibition catalog of African art including 7 textiles, 6 pieces of jewelry and 3 hats. Uncommon.