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Inhaltsangabe: Today we witness a steadily growing interest in the Shakers and their way of life, especially their crafts. Although Shaker furniture, architecture, and herbs, for example, have been written about repeatedly, there are no other studies in depth of another all-important element in Shaker lives--Shaker textiles. Beverly Gordon, an experienced craftswoman and teacher, presents a comprehensive, illustrated book on the kinds of textiles the Shakers used, how they were produced, and their cultural and economic importance to the communities. She shows how Shaker beliefs were manifested in the actual artifacts and integrates detailed technical information in a way that will appeal to the nonprofessional admirers of these crafts as well as to experts. Professional dealers may use the book to verify the authenticity of a variety of items.
An introductory chapter is followed by sections on the general characteristics of the textiles, their importance in Shaker lives, and the types of textile activities they undertook. Textile production, including fiber preparation, spinning, weaving, dyeing, knitting, crocheting, and sewing, is examined. Detailed descriptions of rugs and floor coverings, chair and seat tapes and cushions, clothing and personal accessories, popular cloth, and fancywork are followed by appendices on original Shaker weaving drafts, analyses of rugs and chair seat tapes, dye recipes, and instructions for knitting and constructing "fancy" items.
This indispensable reference work results in part from the author's close association with Shaker textiles between 1973 and 1977, when she was a textile interpreter at Hancock Shaker Village. Since then she has had access to artifacts and original manuscripts and documents throughout the country, works that are reflected in her full bibliography. A study from the procurement and processing of materials to the uses of finished products, this is a book of lasting value to collectors and antique dealers, museum curators, home economists, historians, weavers, and fiber artists with related specialties.
Vom Verlag: 6 x 8 trim. 153 illus. (14 color). 16 figs. 7 weaving charts. LC 78-69899
Buchbeschreibung UPNE. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2659742449
Buchbeschreibung Univ. Press of New England 1980(80) Hanover, NH, 1980. Very good in very lightly edgeworn jacket Cloth. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BOOKS026315
Buchbeschreibung University Press of New England, Hanover, New Hampshire, U.S.A., 1980. Cloth. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st Edition. 6" x 8". Clean, tight, square and bright first edition bound in burgundy cloth with silver title on spine. Has been gently read, but no discernible flaws. Dust jacket is unclipped, protected in removable mylar, surface is rubbed, with light wear at head and foot of spine and forecorners. Explores the kinds of textiles that Shakers used, how they were produced, and their cultural and economic importance to the communities. Detailed descriptions of floor coverings, chair seat tapes and cushions, clothing, and personal accessories. 329 pages includes index, glossary, bibliography, notes, B&W photos and color plates. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2080136975
Buchbeschreibung University Press of New England, Hanover, 1980. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Color and black and white illustrations. First edition. Ex-library copy with typical markings, else very good in a very good dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 22850
Buchbeschreibung University Press of New England, Hanover and London, 1980. Cloth. Buchzustand: Very Good in Very Good DJ. 329 pp., 8vo. Cloth hardcover in dj. Light scuffing, flexing & edgewear to boards. Slight shelfwear, cocking & shaking to spine but binding very sturdy. Slight foxing to textblock edges. Textblock clean & crisp. Some slight scuffing, foxing & shelfwear to dj; price clipped to front flap. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 154817
Buchbeschreibung University Press of New England, 1980. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good+. Octavo. Hardcover with dust jacket. Good. Tight, square binding with no marks or creases. Some foxing on top edge only. Jacket has a little rubbing at extremities, not clipped. 329 pages, extensively illustrated in black and white and with a small section of color plates. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 004589
Buchbeschreibung UPNE, U.S.A., 1980. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 103435
Buchbeschreibung University Press of New England, Hanover, NH, U.S.A., 1980. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st. Seller's image, know what you are getting! Pre-packing weight is 1 lb. 5.3 oz . Has Dust Jacket with light wear and one small tear top of spine. Has minor foxing on page edges, NO Owner markings noted! See Picture! The Copyright date is 1980 for this 1980 Printing. This volume was purchased at Local Public auction. Thank you for your purchase from Sunset Books! Help Promote World Literacy, GIVE a Book as a GIFT!! In stock, Ships from Ohio. WE COMBINE SHIPPING ON MULTIPLE PURCHASES!!!! SEE PICTURES!!!!! ANY ODD/GREEN TONES ON THE SCANS ARE CAUSED BY MY SCANNER!! All of our Technical/Textbook/Ex-Library volumes were obtained legally through Public or Auction sales. Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 028245
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