STORY CLOTHS OF BALI.
Edition: First printing.
Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first major study of an unusual group of Balinese embroideries - the "story cloths" which are used as ritual decorations and offerings in Balinese and Hindu temples, household ancestor shrines, and village ceremonial buildings - this includes over 200 examples from the author's own collection, depicted in full color. Discusses the various stitching techniques employed for each piece, how to determine the skill level of specific stitches, and the cultural significance of each textile. Includes a glossary of important Balinese characters and terms, bibliography and index. Large format, printed on heavy glossy stock throughout. A beautiful book. 144 pp. ISBN: 1-58008-4877.
Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)