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Traditional textiles of North East India: a catalogue of the IGNCA collection

Traditional textiles of North East India: a catalogue of the IGNCA collection

Das, A.K.

ISBN: 9789387587373, 9387587371

This catalogue presents traditional textiles of various ethnic groups of the North East India. This catalogue not only presents a repertoire of tribal costumes and apparels but also comprehensive account of land, people and culture of the region.

Jamdani festival 2019: 6 September-12 October

Jamdani festival 2019: 6 September-12 October


ISBN: 9789849371847, 9849371846

This book is on one of the finest Muslin textiles in Bengal. The weavers of Sonargaon, Rupganj and Siddhirganj in the Narayanganj district are creators of a proud heritage of Bangladesh. Unlike the techniques used for embroidery or prints, Jamdanis are woven directly on the loom using the weft technique, which has traditionally been handed down from generation to generation through oral instruc...

Under the Embroidered Sky - embroidery of the Ahirs of Kutch, text by Feruzi Anjirbag, ed. by Deepa Hari, photography by Neela Kapadia et al

Under the Embroidered Sky - embroidery of the Ahirs of Kutch, text by Feruzi Anjirbag, ed. by Deepa Hari, photography by Neela Kapadia et al


ISBN: 9788190978200, 8190978209

It is a series of books and films on the embroideries of Kutch. This volume, the first in the series, provides an intimate and insightful glimpse into the world of Ahir embroidery and the women who practise it. It explores the place of embroidery in Ahir life; identifies the characteristic features of this embroidery style; decodes the language of stitches and mirrors, motifs and borders; and d...

Glass crafts in Northern India

Glass crafts in Northern India

Kanungo, Alok Kumar

ISBN: 9789355532640, 9355532644

This book is not only about beads and bangles, their production cycles, people involved in their manufacture and the craftsmen but also about one of the most important glass-craft clusters of the world. The evolution of technology and skills with regard to the making of the furnace and kiln over the centuries, and the invention of new methods for producing variety of beads are the essence of th...

Baluchars: the woven narrative silks of Bengal

Baluchars: the woven narrative silks of Bengal


ISBN: 9789386906823, 9386906821

This richly illustrated book traces the historical development of Baluchar textiles, especially saris, and the position this art form has come to acquire in the twenty-first century. By dissecting the conditions, inspirations, materials, techniques and aesthetic qualities of this weaving tradition, this book showcases how this art form travelled from Murshidabad to Bishnupur, then to Benares as...

Encountering - Retracing - Mapping: the ethnographic legacy of Heinrich Harrer and Peter Aufschnaiter,

Encountering - Retracing - Mapping: the ethnographic legacy of Heinrich Harrer and Peter Aufschnaiter,

Butty, Charlotte

ISBN: 9783897905351, 3897905353

For 40 years, the Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich has held culturally significant collections of Heinrich Harrer (1912-2006) and Peter Aufschnaiter (1899-1973): with a focus on Tibet, New Guinea, Brazil, Suriname and French Guiana. This volume presents the extensive ethnographic legacy of the two Austrian travellers and mountaineers for the first time in excerpts from all collec...

Wood carvings of Gujarat

Wood carvings of Gujarat

Pramar, VS

ISBN: 9788123009070, 8123009070

Describes minutely the wood-carvings displayed on the doors, balconies, struts and columns found in thousands of traditional houses in Gujarat.

Wood handicraft: a study of its origin and development in Saharanpur

Wood handicraft: a study of its origin and development in Saharanpur

Handa, OC et al.

ISBN: 9788173871030, 8173871035

The book attempts to establish a continuity of the art-movement in the Ganga-Jamuna doab region.

The shoemaker's stitch: Mochi embroideries of Gujarat in the TAPI collection

The shoemaker's stitch: Mochi embroideries of Gujarat in the TAPI collection

Shah, Shilpa et al.

ISBN: 9789391125455, 939112545X

The exquisite chain-stitch embroideries of Gujarat's Mochi community are found in museum and private collections the world over, but the origins of the Mochis and their craftsmanship are rarely explored. This book is the first to delve deeply into the history of chain-stitch embroidary in India and its connections to the Mochi or shoemaker community.

Zardozi: glittering gold embroidery

Zardozi: glittering gold embroidery

Gupta, Charu Smita

ISBN: 9788170173199, 8170173191

A Zoroastrian Tapestry: art, religion and culture

A Zoroastrian Tapestry: art, religion and culture

Godrej, Pheroza J et al. (ed.)

ISBN: 9788185822716, 8185822719

A woven life, foreword by Laila Tyabji

A woven life, foreword by Laila Tyabji

Housego, Jenny et al.

The author is a textile historian, designer and co-founder of Kashmir Loom. She has helped inspire a generation of Indian craftspersons to raise their skills to new heights of creativity and excellence.

Suraiya Hasan Bose: weaving a legacy

Suraiya Hasan Bose: weaving a legacy

Singh, Radhika

ISBN: 9788183861571, 8183861571

Suraiya Hasan Bose's name is inscribed into the craft map of Andhra Pradesh. It speaks of a lifetime of passion and commitment to the cause of handloom from pre-Independence India to the present day.

Royal textile of Mewar: the City Palace Museum, Udaipur,

Royal textile of Mewar: the City Palace Museum, Udaipur,

Crill, Rosemary et al.

ISBN: 9789354223303, 9354223303

The City Palace Museum, Udaipur, is home to a remarkable collection of textiles, including clothing, furnishings, animal trappings and ceremonial objects used at the court. These range from richly embroidered garments for both men and women, colourful tie-dyed turbans and elegant robes worn by memebers of the ruling family to huge elephant covers, decorative saddle-cloths and lavish floor-sprea...

Textiles of Rajasthan at the Jaipur court

Textiles of Rajasthan at the Jaipur court

Bhandari, Vandana

ISBN: 9789389136616, 938913661X

In this volume, the author focuses specially on textiles that were made locally.

A woven life, foreword by Laila Tyabji

A woven life, foreword by Laila Tyabji

Housego, Jenny et al.

ISBN: 9788194425779, 8194425778

The author is a textile historian, designer and co-founder of Kashmir Loom.

The Indian craftsman, with a foreword by Alwin C Moore

The Indian craftsman, with a foreword by Alwin C Moore

Coomaraswamy, Ananda K

ISBN: 9788121501026, 8121501024

Ashavali brocades

Ashavali brocades

Arora, Vishu

ISBN: 9789388150149, 9388150147

This book is a journey of the past and present of the book. Living with these brocades and unwrapping the layers of history to discover the roots of the book for 8 years was full of challenges. Dearth of literature, lack of evidences and decline in awareness about these brocades became the key factors to do this intensive research. This book is a tribute to the weavers, for surviving through th...

Crafting a future: stories of Indian textiles and sustainable practices

Crafting a future: stories of Indian textiles and sustainable practices

Shah, Archana

ISBN: 9789391125226, 9391125220

The book is a heartfelt celebration of artisans and their vocational skills. Each region in India has its own distinctive raw materials, craft techniques, textiles, motifs and colour palettes, and through her well-researched narrative enriched with numerous stories, the author demonstrates the diversity and true value of handcrafted textile processes.

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