Book Title: Slovenska Ludova Vysivka – Techniky a Ornamentica
Translation: Slovak Folk Embroidery – Techniques and Ornamentation
Author: Anna Chlupova et al.
Language(s): Slovak and English
Published: Bratislava, Slovakia – 2011
Format & Size: Hardcover – 8.5″ x 9.5″
Book Condition: New book with tiny bumps to cover corners
Description: Stunning book about traditional embroidery styles and techniques from Slovakia. The book is organized by region and shows color photographs of folk costume elements and embroidered textiles as well as patterns and designs for recreating the regional embroideries. There is a natural progression to each chapter, which begins with photos of antique embroidered textiles and is followed by individual embroidered motifs and corresponding patterns on the facing pages, and ends with examples of contemporary textiles embroidered with the traditional designs. There are hundreds of photos and patterns, plus helpful text to introduce the folk embroidery of each region. Many examples of authentic embroidered costume elements and domestic textiles such as linen cloths (plahty), tablecloths, and bed covers.