This book, originally published by Harper and Row in 1989, has lost none of the punch it delivered when it first hit the bookstores. It is available today through major booksellers both as a new or used book.
This book surveys the raw materials used, and describes the various types of looms used by people in different locations across the African continent with a generous number of photographs showing the looms and the fabrics produced on them. Unlike many books, these authors include the textiles of Madagascar/.
Following chapters discuss pattern dyeing particularly featuring Adire or Indigo designs from Nigeria as well as the bogolon/mudcloth from the Bamana people of Mali as well as discussion of drawn, painted, printed and stenciled designs. The two final chapters discuss applique and related techniques such as quilting and patchwork, and embroidery in West Africa.
Hope you enjoy it!