African Textiles - The Karun Thakar Collection

Author(s): Duncan Clarke


This collection of rare and exquisite textiles from Central, Northern and West Africa includes weavings from Ghana, Nigeria and the Ivory Coast; embroideries, veils and haiks from Morocco and Tunisia; and raffia fabrics from Congo. Organised by region, each piece is dramatically photographed to highlight the extraordinary colours, patterns and skill with which it was created. Drawn from a collection consisting of over 4,000 pieces, this book illustrates the most important textiles from the renowned collection. The book provides not only a thrilling sample of timeless patterns and designs but also a historical perspective that deepens our understanding of the importance of woven materials in the African tradition.


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Duncan Clarke is an expert in African textiles. He currently runs a London-based gallery dedicated to exploring the vintage textile traditions of sub-Saharan Africa.

General Fields

  • : 9783791381633
  • : Prestel
  • : Prestel
  • : July 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Duncan Clarke
  • : Hardback
  • : 272