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Author Denamur, Isabelle.

Title Moroccan textile embroidery / Isabelle Denamur ; photographs by Pierre Ferbos
Published Paris : Flammarion ; London : Thames & Hudson, 2003


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 MELB  746.440964 Den/Mte  AVAILABLE
Description 192 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents Embroidery: A Woman's Art -- Apprenticeship and Profession -- The Ma'allema and the Ma'allema Ressama -- Moroccan Embroidery Today -- Materials -- Creating and Executing a Design -- Dyes -- Colors -- Decorating the Utilitarian -- The Kingdom of Embroidery -- Tetouan: Hispanic-Moorish Traces -- Chechaouen: Andalusian Echoes -- Fez: Monochromatic Subtleties -- Meknes: Pointillist Fantasy -- Rabat: A Passion for Flowers -- Sale: Riotous Restraint -- Azemmour: Moroccan Renaissance
Summary This title explains how Moroccan women passed this cultural art down to the next generation and how embroidered pattern were used to decorate interior spaces as well as certain traditional accessories in the female wardorbe such as shawls, belts, handkerchiefs and headscarves
"Moroccan Textile Embroidery features over a hundred exceptional pieces of embroidery, along with rare photographs and paintings of Moroccan life that place this superb craftwork in its historical context. It aims to be a complete resource, containing detailed references to apprenticeship methods, techniques, and materials, and above all providing an eloquent testimony to the sophisticated artistic tastes of a society where beauty and practicality go hand in hand."--BOOK JACKET
Notes "Simultaneously published in French as Broderies marocaines"--T.p. verso
"All textiles reproduced in this book ... [from] private collection"--T.p. verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 190)
Notes Translated from the French
Subject Textile fabrics -- Morocco -- History.
Embroidery -- Private collections.
Islamic embroidery -- Morocco -- History.
Embroidery -- Morocco -- History.
Author Ferbos, Pierre.
ISBN 2080111736