The book is organized geographically—North America, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia and Oceania—and each section is subdivided into specific crafts. The techniques used in a particular craft and its history—from Andean backstrap weaving and Polish paper cutting to Hausa embroidery and wood carving in the Hindu Kush—are explained and illustrated, highlighting an incredible diversity of styles.
Complete with a bibliography and information on museums, this survey celebrates skills found all around the world.
Surveys almost every conceivable type of craft - from Navajo jewelry and North African amulets to Tibetan tiger rugs and Amazonian pottery… If your heart is lost to folk art and indigenous crafts, this is the volume for you.
— American Style
Bryan Sentance is an inveterate traveler and educator in the field of arts and crafts.