The book, written in the French, explores the history of the ancient artistic craft of printing in indigo and looks at how the Slovak people have adapted it successfully, using a blue background with negative white hand printed patterns, to give a beautiful effect on clothes, tablecloths, hankerchiefs, eiderdown covers, upholstery, etc. The author describes the artisans involved in the production of these textiles, such as the dyers and woodcarvers, who carved the boards used for printing, and the techniques they used to produce these stunning fabrics, and hopes others may draw inspiration from his work. The second half of the book consists of numerous illustrations of woodcuts and the glorious textiles and costumes made in Slovakia.
The boards are in very good good conditon, without a dust wrapper.
The binding is tight.
The interior is bright and in very good condition.
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L’Imprime Indigo dans l’Art Populaire Slovaque
- Publisher: Artia, Prague, 1954
- First edition
- 182 pages