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Nomadic Felts


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Stephanie Bunn is a lecturer at St Andrews University and an Honourary Research Fellow at Manchester University, as well as teaching occasionally for the Open University and the Central St Martin's School of Art. She has made several collections of felts for museums in Britain, and was anthropological consultant to the exhibition 'Striking Tents: Central Asian Nomad Felts from Kyrgyzstan' (Museum of Mankind, 1997).


Factually and historically, Nomadic Felts is spell-binding! For feltmakers, students, textile specialists and researchers this is so informative. From the first chapter you will appreciate the deep significance of felt throughout many societies and the ethnography of feltmaking peoples. Not since Mary Burketts book The Art of the Felt Maker in 1979 has a book been published that enriches our understanding of felt in the past. It is full of magnificent illustrations that supplement the text while complementing the descriptions of the many patterns.' -- Ann Ross Felt Matters, Issue 102 March 2011 Textile researchers, art historians, and anthropologists will learn much from this text...Bunn succeeds in unveiling the startlingly broad cross-cultural salience and profound time depth of this fundamental fabric.' -- Hildi Hendrickson, Long Island University Journal of Anthropological Research 2011, volume 67

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