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Printress of the Mughal garden, ed. by Bishwadeep Moitra

Printress of the Mughal garden, ed. by Bishwadeep Moitra

Singh, Brigitte

ISBN: 9789385360244, 9385360248

Brigitte Singh first came to Sanganer, Jaipur's hand-blockprinting centre, as a student of miniatures three decades ago. Today, the visual almanac of her work gives us a truly alternate way to read medieval and modern civilisational encounters--through the evolution and transmission of motifs and craft techniques over centuries. Her exquisite work with blockprints is a form of re-enacted design...

Rajasthani folk art: traditional art from India

Rajasthani folk art: traditional art from India

Prakash, K

ISBN: 9788187853633, 8187853638

A collection of Rajasthani artworks.

Stone craft of India, 2 vols.

Stone craft of India, 2 vols.

Chhiber, Neelam

ISBN: 9788190145107, 819014510X

This work is a Government sponsor project on the status of the stone craft of India. Volume one deals with the raw material in Understanding Stone and in Geology. Volume two gives a brief back drop of significant stone craft traditions of the states precedes its raw material sources, followed by the number and distribution of craftsmen etc.

Romance of the Chamba Rumal art

Romance of the Chamba Rumal art

Ganjur, Vidhu et al

ISBN: 9788190718042, 8190718045

Romantic paisley: ethnic paisley designs

Romantic paisley: ethnic paisley designs


ISBN: 9788192300825, 819230082X

Paisley or Paisley pattern is a term in English for a design using the botch or buta, a droplet-shaped vegetable motifs of Persian origin. Such designs became very popular in the West in the 18th and 19th centuries, following imports of post-Mughal versions of the design from India, especially in the form of Kashmir shawls, and were then imitated locally.

The sari, photographs by Dixie, design by Oroon Das

The sari, photographs by Dixie, design by Oroon Das

Banerjee, Mukulika et al.

ISBN: 9788174362803, 8174362800

This book offers intimate insights into the social life of the sari, which becomes a tool for understanding the lives of contemporary Indian women.

Saris of India tradition and beyond, Gen. ed. Martand Sin   gh, photography by Renuka Kelkar

Saris of India tradition and beyond, Gen. ed. Martand Sin gh, photography by Renuka Kelkar

Chishti, Rta Kapur

ISBN: 9788174363749, 8174363742

This book offers a step-by-step guide for atleast 108 ways of draping the sari, through a series of line drawings and colour photographs. Produced after twenty years of research, the book illustrates the vibrancy and splendour of this age-old garment through extensive documentation and stunning photographs.

Saris: splendour in threads

Saris: splendour in threads

Parekh, Soha

ISBN: 9789350673607, 9350673606

This book depicts the journey of this unstitched garment from ancient times through successive lines of royals to modern India. It dwells into the unparalleled of master weavers and craftsmen and the unmatched beauty of various saris across the length and breadth of the country.

Sharbari Datta: the design diva

Sharbari Datta: the design diva

Dutt, Baisali Chatterjee

ISBN: 9789383098880, 9383098880

Sharbari Datta is a legend in the fashion world. This book, replete with interviews and testimonials by Sharbari's celebrity clientele, and amply illustrated with a treasure trove of photographs, tries to capture the essence of Sharbari's designscape.

Shifting Sands: Kutch, a land in transition: textiles, traditions, transformation

Shifting Sands: Kutch, a land in transition: textiles, traditions, transformation

Shah, Archana

ISBN: 9789350876251, 9350876256

Weaving together history and legend, as well as myths, mores and miracles, this book offers vivid glimpses of the unique culture and craft practices of the people of Kutch, as well as their food and homes, and particularly their ancient textile traditions, all of which are closely connected with one another and with the vast, arid landscape of the region.

Silk brocades

Silk brocades

Agrawal, Yashodhara

ISBN: 9788174362582, 8174362584

The author finds patterns that have persisted through three to four thousand years, textiles imbued with religious symbols, silk-weaving centres which were the incubators of the tradition, and royal workshops that created the finest brocades.

Sonabai: another way of seeing, with DVD, foreword by Leslie Umberger

Sonabai: another way of seeing, with DVD, foreword by Leslie Umberger

Huyler, Stephen P

ISBN: 9788189995287, 8189995286

Through stories, insightful documentation and evocative images, Huyler conveys Sonabai's life and that of her family and community, portraying the remarkable productivity that resulted from her isolation, and the influence she had on the work of seven other local artists. This book and its accompanying DVD are complements to a visually dynamic traveling exhibition of the same title.

Splendors of Pahari embroidery, ed. by Anamika Pathak et al

Splendors of Pahari embroidery, ed. by Anamika Pathak et al


ISBN: 9789387587540, 9387587541

The book contains articles from fourteen scholars on different aspects of embroidery of Western Himalayan region. It also delves into the social and cultural imprints of the Pahari embroidery and its waning popularity.

Stained glass and textiles designs from India

Stained glass and textiles designs from India

Prakash, K

ISBN: 9788187853671, 8187853670

Naga textiles: design, technique, meaning and effect of a local craft tradition in Northeast India, containing one watercolour and pencil drawings booklet

Naga textiles: design, technique, meaning and effect of a local craft tradition in Northeast India, containing one watercolour and pencil drawings booklet

Wettstein, Marion

ISBN: 9783897904194, 3897904195

Naga textiles stand out from Indian fabrics due to their exceptional geometrical and minimalist patterns. The anthropologist Marion Wettstein deciphers here the `language' and cultural meaning of Naga textile design scholarly insight, capturing its idiosyncratic aesthetic in more than 60 colour pencil drawings and a design chart containing over 150 watercolours.

Temple tents for goddesses in Gujarat, India (Indian Textiles at Museum Rietberg Zuvich, Vol.1) (The Barbana and Eberhavd Fischer Donation, Part 1)

Temple tents for goddesses in Gujarat, India (Indian Textiles at Museum Rietberg Zuvich, Vol.1) (The Barbana and Eberhavd Fischer Donation, Part 1)

Fischer, Eberhard

ISBN: 9789383098156, 9383098155

It is a monograph on printed and painted canopies and awnings used by some underprivileged groups in Gujarat to erect temporary sacred spaces to perform ceremonies invoking goddesses. This book is based on an exhibiton catalouge (in German) the author produced in collaboration with Jyotindra Jain and Haku Shah in 1982 for an exhibition at the Museum Rietberg, Zurich.

Terracotta art of Rajasthan: from pre-Harappan and Harappan times to the Gupta period

Terracotta art of Rajasthan: from pre-Harappan and Harappan times to the Gupta period

Sant, Urmila (b.1959)

ISBN: 9788173051159, 8173051151

Contents: (i) Geographical, geological and geomorphological background. (ii) Survey of sites. (iii) Proto-historic terracottas. (iv) Early historical and historical terracottas. (v) Technical studies and their correlation with present day techniques. (vi) Socio-economic and religious life as gleaned from the terracottas.;

Textile arts of India: vastra, 2nd edition (with CD)

Textile arts of India: vastra, 2nd edition (with CD)

Satheesan, Asha

ISBN: 9788190216807, 8190216805

The author offers end-to-end textile designs solutions using the latest technologies available.

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