Encyclopedia of Embroidery from the Arab World
This is the first time such an extensive survey has been carried out about this historical craft. The book is 688 pages long, and contains 46 chapters discussing embroidery in general, and historical and modern embroidery forms from Morocco to Iraq. It is fully illustrated with over 750 colour images, as well as 56 black and white illustrations and line drawings. For more information, please click on the illustration.
For a recent review in Aramco World, May/June 2016, by Caroline Stone (Cambridge University), click here. Another review, in the ARLIS NA Reviews (Sept. 2016), is by Caroline Dechert, Librarian and Archivist, Bartlett Library, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, USA. For the review, click here.