Living With Decorative Textiles by Barnard Merrell

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From the silken sophistication of the brilliant central Asian ikat shawls and the geometric intricacy of Kuba cloth from the Congo to the bold composition of Native American tapestries, Westerners are becoming more and more intrigued by the textiles of other peoples. Woven on the simplest looms, using yarns and fibers from surrounding flocks and fields, these unique art forms have for centuries been seen as wonderfully expressive objects for display and practical accessories for everyday use. 

Living with Decorative Textiles is a vivid presentation of the endless decorative possibilities  of these native treasures, from wall hangings and upholstery to floor and cushion covers, in spacious country homes or cozy urban pied-a-terres. This book combines to perfection the practical and the beautiful in an unrivaled guide to collecting and using tribal textiles from around the world. 

  • Published in 1989
  • Hardcover
  • Used, in acceptable condition