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Silk: Fibre, Fabric and Fashion

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'Densely illustrated...this reference follows silk as a material, a commodity for world-changing trade, and an artistic medium... Sections trace...the many ways artisans across the globe have fashioned silk fibers into incredible objects for millennia' -  Library Journal

A tribute to one of the world's oldest textiles which draws on the V&A's exceptional collection

Silk has long captured the imagination of peoples round the globe, inspiring creativity in the making of luxurious textiles. This major new survey draws on the exceptional collections of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and explores tradition and innovation across the history and geography of silk production, celebrating the ingenuity and skill of designers and makers.

Structured by technique, from weaving and knitting to dyeing, printing and embroidery, this compendium showcases a rich variety of artworks, furnishings and clothing, including fashions from recent designer catwalk shows in North America, Asia and Europe.

  • Authors: Ana Cabrera Lafuente  Curator of Fashion at the Museo del Traje, Madrid and Lesley Ellis Miller, Senior Curator in the Furniture, Textiles and Fashion Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum,
  • Hardcover: 504 pages | 620 colour illustrations
  • Date published: October 2021
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0500480656
  • Product Dimensions: 28.7 x 23.9 cm

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