Singapore: Times Editions, 2004. Hardcover. Color-illustrated boards with red white and green lettering, matching dust jacket. 188 pp. Color and BW illustrations. VG/VG. Item #170276
In Dream Weavers: Textile Art from the Tibetan Plateau, leading textile authority Thomas Cole takes readers through the tribal tradition of the Tibetan weaving aesthetic. The tribal tradition, on which he speculated more than 10 years ago, is validated through the interesting synthesis of ideas and sources, and is discussed in a well-documented historical text that reads like an unfolding narrative. This perceptive text establishes a fascinating new light in which the Tibetan people and their traditions should be viewed. Accompanying the text are complete descriptions and technical analyses of 68 eye-dazzling rugs from the collection of Shirin and Giuseppe De Giosa. The weavings presented here not only reflect the inner warmth of a very soulful people, they represent a cross-section of the breadth of design as seen in the mind's eye of the Tibetan weavers.-Jacket.
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