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Block printed textiles of India: imprints of culture

Block printed textiles of India: imprints of culture

Edwards, Eiluned

ISBN: 9789385285035, 9385285033

The book reflects the author's extensive field research over the past twenty-four years-working with block printers, block makers, dye producers, entrepreneurs, designers, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations all over India. The book is lavishly illustrated and creates a vibrant account of the development and recent regeneration of the craft, confirming that block prints are ...

Calico painting and printing in the East Indies in XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries

Calico painting and printing in the East Indies in XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries

Baker, G.P.

ISBN: 9788186980491, 8186980490

booklet, 116p., 23X30cm.;Portfolios, (37) pls., 28X38cm.;In 1921, George P.Baker, a prominent UK manufacturer of patterned textiles, published Calico Painting and Printing in the East Indies in XVII and XVII Centuries, which superbly illustrated, in a large format, several dozen Indian chintzes from his textile collection. Baker hoped to place 'in the hands of students of designs a set of facsi...

Chikankari: a Lucknawi tradition

Chikankari: a Lucknawi tradition

Manfredi, Paola

ISBN: 9789385285530, 938528553X

Chikankari is one of the finest traditional embroideries of India, a symbol of nawabs of Awadh. This beautifully illustrated book showcases unknown gems from personal and public collections, and brings to life the history of this unique craft tradition.

Making strange: Gagawaka+postmortem, with essays by Rakhee Balaram et al

Making strange: Gagawaka+postmortem, with essays by Rakhee Balaram et al

Sundaram, Vivan

ISBN: 9780984755097, 0984755098

This book brings two distinct bodies of work by Delhi-based Vivan Sundaram (b.1943). Gagawaka consists of some thirty wearable, sculptural garments made from recycled materials and medical supplies, while Postmortem is comprised of large and small mannequins, tailor's dummies, anatomical models, and wooden props and deploys Surrealist devices to present the human body on a more disquieting stage.

Continuing traditions: les traditions Perpetuelles

Continuing traditions: les traditions Perpetuelles

Ray, Pranabranjan et al.

ISBN: 9789385360022, 9385360027

The volume has been brought out in conjunction with a travelling exhibition in India called `Safar-nama: Journeys through a Kalamkari Hanging', an exhibition of digital prints of an ancient painted fabric piece in the Kalamkari tradition that prevailed in the Coromandel Coast and is now housed at the Museum of Printed Textiles of Mulhouse in France, along with `Continuing Traditions', a show of...

The fabric of India, ed. by Rosemary Crill

The fabric of India, ed. by Rosemary Crill


ISBN: 9789351941446, 9351941442

The book is the first truly comprehensive book on the subject, covering an extraordinary range of material from across the subcontinent. From ancient wollen fragments to cutting-edge contemporary designs, South Indian temple hangings to stunning Kashmir pashmina, this volume explores in vivid detail India's glorious textile heritage.

Assam: a journey through its textiles, by Krishna Sarma with Savitha Suri et al.

Assam: a journey through its textiles, by Krishna Sarma with Savitha Suri et al.


ISBN: 9789389231397, 9389231396

For centuries, Assam has been a melting pot of peoples--a 'living museum of man'. Northeast India is an ethnic mosaic of different tribal groups, speaking diverse languages, maintaining their traditional customs and practices, having self-sufficient economies, and their own crafts and textiles. In this book, the author take on a journey through the textile traditions and history of Assam's dive...

Ganga to Mekong: a cultural voyage through textiles, foreword by Kapila Vatsyayan

Ganga to Mekong: a cultural voyage through textiles, foreword by Kapila Vatsyayan

Devare, Hema

ISBN: 9789350981085, 9350981084

Textiles have been the binding factor in the cultural history of India and Southeast Asia from times immemorial. As the foremost currency they were carried by the traders from the banks of river Ganga to the fertile areas around the river Mekong and to the rich spice islands of Suvarnadwipa, Indonesia. Over the centuries, these textiles turned into vehicles of culture that built the foundation ...

Hand book of traditional embroidery

Hand book of traditional embroidery

Waring, Mary E.

ISBN: 9788182904415, 8182904412

Indian embroideries, Vol-II, part 2, with DVD

Indian embroideries, Vol-II, part 2, with DVD

Morrell, Anne

ISBN: 9788186980477, 8186980474

This book is intended to act as a supplement to Indian Embroideries published by the Calico Museum of Textiles in 1973. After 1973 the Calico Museum continued to collect textiles but this ended in 1981, when collecting ceased. The present volume covers the period 1972 to 1981.

Paisleys: patterns and motifs for embroidery and prints

Paisleys: patterns and motifs for embroidery and prints

Lehri, RM (ed.)

ISBN: 9789381452004, 9381452008

This collection includes splendid Paisley motifs and patterns by leaves, trees, flowers, buds, animals and birds. Throughout the book over 500 strikingly varied patterns culled from wide range of sources are showcased. They vary from Kashmir to Benares, Gujarat to Rajasthan, featuring extra-ordinary works of India's artists and craftmen.

A practical guide to sustainable fashion

A practical guide to sustainable fashion

Gwilt, Alison

ISBN: 9782940496143, 2940496145

The book is a much-needed handbook for both students and professionals in the fashion and textile industries.

Quilts of India: timeless textiles

Quilts of India: timeless textiles

Finn, Patrick J et al.

ISBN: 9789381523933, 9381523932

This book is the first extensive survey of Indian quilts compiled in India or abroad. It identifies and explores the historic and contemporary contextof quiltmaking, allowing the reader to share in the contextual relationship between this art and Indian society. Over 400 photographs, captured in rural villages, museums and urban settings, present the richness of this pervasive textile tradition.

Rapture: the art of Indian textiles

Rapture: the art of Indian textiles

Jain, Rahul:

ISBN: 9788189738808, 8189738801

This book celebrates India's spectacular textile art. It takes the reader on a visual odyssey spanning 500 years, tracing the images created on cloth for India's magnificent courts and temples, as well as for more distant but not less discerning patrons in Europe and Asia. It showcases the motifs and colours of some of the most remarkable Indian textiles to have survived from the past.

The silk road fabrics: the Stein Collection in the National Museum of India

The silk road fabrics: the Stein Collection in the National Museum of India

Sengupta, Arputha Rani

ISBN: 9788124609217, 8124609217

To Sir Aurel Stein (1856-1935) and others the various types of textiles excavated from the sand dunes of Central Asia were worth the risks. The burial silks offer a window to the history of a lost civilization revealing how the complex thread of interconnections linking East and West helped to shape new civilizations along the way.

Textile traditions of Bangladesh

Textile traditions of Bangladesh


ISBN: 9789843225658, 9843225651

The present volume contains nine essays largely based on research and field work, covering the various facets of the industry. Each of the essays aims to unfold the history of a particular kind of product in this region as well as document related techniques, designs, patterns and motifs.;;;;;

Textiles & garments at the Jaipur court

Textiles & garments at the Jaipur court

Jain, Rahul

ISBN: 9789385285042, 9385285041

This book is one in a series illustrating the collections of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, City Palace Jaipur. This is the first comprehensive overview of the court textiles of the Kachhwaha Rajput court of Amber-Jaipur, which were among the finest ever produced in India.

Textiles from Dunhuang in French collections, Chief ed. Zhao Feng

Textiles from Dunhuang in French collections, Chief ed. Zhao Feng


ISBN: 9787811119749, 7811119749

It concerns two of the most prestigious collections (the Musee Guimet and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France), encompassing all the pieces brought back by Paul Pelliot in 1909 after his famous expedition in Central Asia. This publication will greatly enrich the international project focusing on the comprehensive study of the textiles discovered at the beginning of the nineteenth century in Mo...

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