One Needle, One Thread: Miao (Hmong) Embroidery and Fabric Piecework from Guizhou, China (EN)
A culmination of textile research conducted among the Miao (Hmong people living in China) in Guizhou Province, People's Republic of China, over a twenty-five year span first begun by Dr. Sadae Torimaru and continued by her daughter Dr. Tomoko Torimaru. Features step-by-step instructions and color photographs to accompany each step for hundreds of traditional embroidery techniques, including sections on Miao traditional dress, cloth and materials, various individual and combined stitches, piecework and applique techniques, projects and uses by specific people in various regions, and discussions of motifs and symbolism.
Researched, written, and photographed by Dr. Tomoko Torimaru; advised by Dr. Sadae Torimaru; translated by Yoshiko I. Wada and Nancy Salumbides; published in USA by University of Hawai'i Art Gallery (2008). 24 x 24cm (9.5 x 9.5in); 168 pages; full color images; English text. ISBN 9781607021735.
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