Shah, Shilpa et al. (ed.)
ISBN: 9788190593519, 819059351X
The stunningly varied embroidered textiles illustrated in this catalogue present a visual record of Parsi women's and children's clothing from the mid-nineteenth century. Descended from Zoroastrian emigrants who sailed from Iran to escape religious persecution in the eighth century, the Parsis settled on the west coast of India. Over the centuries, they integrated themselves into Indian society...
ISBN: 9781851495078, 185149507X
This book presents a pictorial journey around Persia, reflecting the weaving and pattern styles of the many regions and tribes - including Esfahan, Kashan, Nain, Qum, Kerman, Tabriz Bakhtiari, Senneh, Malayer and Qashqa'i - showing the vast range of carpets woven in Persia from about 1850 to the third quarter of the 20th century. The introductory text to each section explains the particular asp...
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...
ISBN: 9788187853633, 8187853638
A collection of Rajasthani artworks.
Rakesh, Ram Dayal
ISBN: 9789937885430, 9937885434
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.
Ganjur, Vidhu et al
ISBN: 9788190718042, 8190718045
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ISBN: 9788187853671, 8187853670
Sarma, V Suguna
ISBN: 9788186050132, 8186050132
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.
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