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Barcode30293102004178
StatusChecked Out
LocationClark County
Call No677 Finl
TitleFabric : the hidden history of the material world / Victoria Finlay.
AuthorFinlay, Victoria. author.
CollectionNF
Total Circ1
NumReserves0
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
Checked OutClark County30293102004178677 Finl8/16/2022 Due on 10/11/2022Clark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781639361632 hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 1639361634 hardcover)
Personal Name Finlay, Victoria. author.
Title Statement Fabric : the hidden history of the material world / Victoria Finlay.
Edition Statement First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Pegasus Books, 2022.
Physical Description 512 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 478-494) and index.
Formatted Contents Note Introduction -- Some words before we start -- Barkcloth -- Tapa -- Cotton -- Wool -- Tweed -- Pasmina -- Sackcloth -- Linen -- Silk -- Imagined fabrics -- Patchwork -- Epilogue: the tacking stitch.
Summary, Etc. From our earliest ancestors to babies born today, fabric is a necessary part of our everyday lives, but it's also an opportunity for creativity, symbolism, culture and connection. Traveling across the world and bringing history to life, bestselling author Victoria Finlay investigates how and why people have made and used cloth. A century ago in Wales, women would sew their own funeral clothes over tea with friends. In Papua New Guinea, bark is stripped from trees and beaten into cloth. Harris Tweed has a particular smell, while Guatemalan weavers use dazzling colors. Uncovering the stories of the fabrics people wear and use from sacking to silk, Fabric combines science, history, tradition and art in a captivating exploration of how we live, work, craft and care.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Textile fabrics History.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Cotton Social aspects.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Wool Social aspects.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Silk Social aspects.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Linen Social aspects.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Tweed Social aspects.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Tapa Social aspects.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Cashmere Social aspects.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Patchwork Social aspects.

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