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THE AICHHORN COLLECTION: NEEDLEWORK. Ferdinand Aichhorn. Verlag Anton Pustet, Salzburg, 2016. 300 pp. 23 x 23 cm. ISBN 9783702508289 Bilingual in German and English.
Publisher's description: Ferdinand Aichhorn's passion for traditional Asian textiles began in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 1977. This volume presents the diverse embroideries and appliques from the collection, in all their colorful splendor. An additional section deals with felt rugs and an extensive selection of Kashmiri textiles dating from the 18th century up to the present day. Salzburg architect Ferdinand Aichhorn is an aficionado of traditional Asian textiles, which he has been collecting for over 40 years. On his frequent and extensive travels -- mainly in Indonesia, India, Burma, Thailand and Cambodia -- he seeks out towns, villages and textile workshops where rare and ancient techniques are still cultivated. The main focus of his collection is on the resist techniques batik, plangi and particularly ikat. The collection is completed by a wide variety of embroideries, as well as quilts, appliques, prints, felt rugs and an extensive selection of Kashmiri textiles dating from the 18th century up to the present day.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — Textile/Fiber Arts
Plans: 73,75,68
Worldwide Number: 082754
Paperbound $35.99x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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