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African textiles an outline of handcrafted sub-Saharan fabrics. by Cheryl Plumer

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Published by African Studies Center, Michigan State University in [East Lansing] .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Africa.

Subjects:

  • Textile fabrics -- Africa.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 133-146.

Classifications
LC ClassificationsTS1415 .P55
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 146 p.
Number of Pages146
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5020906M
LC Control Number76633408

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