MR. JOHN GILLOW
John Gillow author, lecturer, traveller and collector has spent more than 40 years collecting the folk textiles of Asia and Africa Every year he collects and researches for several months of the year in many parts of the globe. He lectures to university and museum audiences in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australasia John is author of “Indian Textiles”, “Traditional Indonesian Textiles”, “Arts and Crafts of India”, “World Textiles”, “African Textiles” and “Printed and Painted Textiles of Africa” published by Thames and Hudson and the British Museum.
"Textiles of the Islamic World" is his latest book.
AFRICAN TEXTILES ABSTRACT
NORTH AFRICA: The woollen bakhnug wedding shawls of the Berber people of Tunisia dyed with pomegranate rind, cochineal and indigo and the methods by which the cotton details resist the dyeing process. Sprang , draw-looms, lampas, embroidery and applique.
WEST AFRICA: Indigo Shibori, Natural indigo dyeing at Kano and Oshogbo, Adire paste resist, Kola nut and Mud dyeing, Strip weaving and Adinkra stamped cloths.
CENTRAL AFRICA: Indigo stitched resist and raphia weaving and embroidery.
EAST AFRICA: Bark cloth and embroidery
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Malagasy silk weaving and South African bead-work