Textiles from Sub-Sahara Africa
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.
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."
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.
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...
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...