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The interaction of peoples--indigenous tribes, invaders, traders, explorers--throughout India's history has built a culture legendary for its variety and color. From the Rann of Kutch to the Coromandel coast, from city to village, handloom weavers, block printers, textile painters, dyers, and embroiderers continue India's flourishing textile traditions.

The authors have traveled thousands of miles in a country they know intimately to gather information and photographs of tribal and folk textiles woven for use within the family, as well as of workshop production in villages and towns. They first examine the cultural background to the textiles: the history, from the earliest civilizations to Post-Independence; the materials, including silks, cottons, and wool; and the techniques of weaving, printing, painting, and tie-dye.

The second part of the book comprises a detailed region-by-region account of traditional textile production, including western India, famous for its dyed and printed cloth, appliqué, and beadwork, plus other centers in the north, south, and east, and in Sri Lanka. An array of 365 photographs, 335 in color, including over one hundred new images, provides an unrivaled visual presentation of the textiles. The reference section includes information on technical terms, a list of museums and galleries, and an updated bibliography.

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A completely redesigned and expanded edition of a classic study, now in a larger format and including new chapters on Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

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East and West intersect in this gorgeous exploration of South Asian textiles and their influence on British fashion and dress. From 17th-century chintzes to 19th-century silks and paisleys to the oriental­ism craze of the 1960s, these lush, patterned fabrics have long had an impact on Western style. Complete with stunning photographs of items from the V&As collections, as well as historical images and more recent photos of catwalk and street fashions, the book focuses on contemporary British Asian designers, South Asian textile production, and the presence of South Asian style in shops and urban spaces.

About the Author

John Gillow researches and collects traditional textiles from India and Southeast Asia, and lectures and exhibits his collections in Europe. He lives in England.In addition to cofounding the Yakovlevs Aerobatic Display Team, Nicholas Barnard is a writer and stunt pilot. He has written widely on non-Western textiles in such publications as Living with Decorative Textiles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500514320
Author:
Gillow, John
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Author:
Crang, Philip
Author:
Barnard, Nicholas
Author:
Breward, Christopher
Author:
Crill, Rosemary
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
Textile Arts - General
Subject:
Textile industry - South Asia
Subject:
Textile fabrics -- India.
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised and Expanded Edition
Publication Date:
20081124
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
365 photographs, 335 in full-color
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
11 x 10 in

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"Synopsis" by , A completely redesigned and expanded edition of a classic study, now in a larger format and including new chapters on Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
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East and West intersect in this gorgeous exploration of South Asian textiles and their influence on British fashion and dress. From 17th-century chintzes to 19th-century silks and paisleys to the oriental­ism craze of the 1960s, these lush, patterned fabrics have long had an impact on Western style. Complete with stunning photographs of items from the V&As collections, as well as historical images and more recent photos of catwalk and street fashions, the book focuses on contemporary British Asian designers, South Asian textile production, and the presence of South Asian style in shops and urban spaces.

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