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THE NONESSENTIAL THREAD: BROCADE, SILKS TO SYNTHETICS. Lotus Stack. Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1989. 34 pp. with 22 ills. (9 col.). 30 x 23 cm. LC 89-62658 ISBN 0912964391 In English.
Illustrating the methods by which design threads are incorporated into a fabric's structure on the loom, this catalogue presents fine reproductions of pieces from the Institute's holdings in a short survey of the art of brocaded clothmaking in South Asia, West Africa, Mesoamerica, the Middle and Far East, Europe and the U.S.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts) — Textile/Fiber Arts
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 053150
Paperbound $12.50    

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