Raiki Wara: Long Cloth from Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait

By: Ryan, Judith;Bennett, James;Healy, Robyn;National Gallery of Victoria;Southcorp Limited

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This book puts to rest any idea that the textiles of indigenous peoples are not up to most sophisticated world standards. In chapters entitled 'singing the silk' and 'articulating the cloth, ' these artisans are shown to transcend traditional ideas about the application of color to textiles. Contemporary Aboriginals are putting a new spin on their sacred art, maintaining the integrity and secrecy of a nearly 50,000-year image-based rites and yet winning awards for creativity. Batik and screen printing are newer forms to the Aboriginals who have been spinning, looping, weaving and dying for tens of thousands of years. This book covers the creative output in communities like Ernabella, Fregon, Utopia, and Queensland and even includes urban areas such as the great city of Sydney. It will have broad appeal to textile artisans as well as to cultural anthropologists. (National Gallery of Victoria)

Title: Raiki Wara: Long Cloth from Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait

Author Name: Ryan, Judith;Bennett, James;Healy, Robyn;National Gallery of Victoria;Southcorp Limited

Categories: Art & Decorative Arts, Art - Australian,

Publisher: Australia, Natl Gallery of Victoria: 1998

ISBN Number: 0724102035

ISBN Number 13: 9780724102037

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 023006

Description: An unmarked copy in excellent condition with minimal shelfwear to wraps.

Keywords: aboriginal Art,