Craft Traditions of the World

Locally Made, Globally Inspiring



ISBN: 9780500514665 Category:

Bryan Sentance, Polly Sentance


This is the first comprehensive survey of crafts worldwide. The techniques used in a particular craft, from backstrap weaving and papercutting to metal casting and wood carving, as well as their history, are explained and illustrated, highlighting an incredible and dazzling diversity of styles. The book is organized geographically with six sections spanning the world, with each section subdivided into different crafts, showing nearly 90 altogether.

Complete with over 500 illustrations, a glossary, bibliography, information on museums and an index, this survey is an essential document for anyone concerned with art, craft and decorative objects.

Additional information

Weight 1682 g
Dimensions 25.1 x 28.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 May 2012
Number of pages 240
Format Hardback
Dimensions 25.1 x 28.8 cm
Weight 1682 g

Bryan Sentance is an artist, illustrator and educator in the fields of arts and crafts and is author of Wood, Ceramics, Basketry and (with John Gillow) World Textiles.

Polly Sentance has had a lifelong enthusiasm for ethnic crafts and has worked on several craft books as a researcher and photographer.