African Textiles: a basic reading list.

There are other books that are easier to find but these are the most useful and reliable.

  • Duncan Clarke & Miriam Ali-de-Unzaga – African Textiles: the Karun Thakar Collection (Prestel, 2015)
  • Bernhard Gardi ed. – Woven Beauty: the Art of West African Textiles (Christoph Merian Verlag, 2009)
  • Colleen E. Kriger – Cloth in West African History (Alta Mira, 2006)
  • Chapurukha m. Kusimba et. al. eds. – Unwrapping the Textile Traditions of Madagascar (Fowler Museum, 2004)
  • Silvis Forni & Doran Ross – Art, Honor, And Ridicule: Fante Asafo Flags from Southern Ghana (ROM/Fowler 2017)
  • Venice Lamb – West African Weaving (Duckworth, 1975)
  • Venice Lamb & Judy Holmes – Nigerian Weaving (Shell, 1980)
  • Vanessa Drake Moraga – Weaving Abstraction: Kuba Textiles and the Woven Art of Central Africa (The Textile Museum, 2011)
  • John Picton et. al. – History, Design and Craft in West African Strip Woven Cloth (Smithsonian, 1988)
  • John Picton & John Mack – African Textiles (British Museum Press, 1989, 2nd Edition)
  • Karl-Ferdinand Schaedler – Weaving in Africa South of the Sahara (Panterra Verlag, 1987)

 

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