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Hardback:Fabric : the hidden history of the material world / Victoria Finlay.:2021 Fabric : the hidden history of the material world / Victoria Finlay.
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Author: Finlay, Victoria.
Publication year: 2021
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Classification: 677
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2021.
ISBN: 9781781257067 (hbk.) : 25.00
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From our earliest ancestors to babies born today, fabric is a necessary part of our everyday lives, but it's also an opportunity for creativity, symbolism, culture and connection. Travelling across the world and bringing history to life, Victoria Finlay investigates how and why people have made and used cloth. A century ago in Wales, women would sew their own funeral clothes over tea with friends. In Papua New Guinea, bark is stripped from trees and beaten into cloth. Harris Tweed has a particular smell, while Guatemalan weavers use dazzling colours. Uncovering the stories of the fabrics people wear and use from sacking to silk, this book combines science, history, tradition and art in a captivating exploration of how we live, work, craft and care.
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384 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm

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