Finishes in the Ethnic Tradition
by Suzanne Baizerman and Karen Searle
We can’t put it any better than the authors themselves:
We have entitled this book FINISHES IN THE ETHNIC TRADITION because we hope to establish the same kind of high standards for completing hand woven goods as those that are used in the fine ethnic textiles we have studied in museums, in our travels and in private collections. Our goal is to broaden your repertoire of finishes by looking to other cultures, present and past, for ideas and inspiration. We will present a variety of techniques—some ornate, some inconspicuous. We hope that from the initial conception of your work you will then have finishing techniques in mind and produce a beautifully integrated piece—IN THE ETHNIC TRADITION.