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Indian Textiles in the East: From Southeast Asia to Japan
     

Indian Textiles in the East: From Southeast Asia to Japan

by John Guy
 

ISBN-10: 0500288291

ISBN-13: 9780500288290

Pub. Date: 10/05/2009

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

"An ingenious new presentation of an old history."—Fiberarts
The dazzling cloths presented here are the visual record of one of the great untold stories of Asian design history: the trade in Indian textiles to Southeast and East Asia.
The chintzes made for export to Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries are now well known; but for over a

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"An ingenious new presentation of an old history."—Fiberarts
The dazzling cloths presented here are the visual record of one of the great untold stories of Asian design history: the trade in Indian textiles to Southeast and East Asia.
The chintzes made for export to Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries are now well known; but for over a thousand years Indian cloths were traded for the spices and forest and mineral wealth of the East by Asian, Arab, and European merchants.
Universally in demand, the textiles were designed to suit specific markets: attire for royalty, diplomatic gifts, displays for festive occasions, and clothing for rites of passage and other ceremonies. Outstanding among them are the patterned cottons—the famous chintzes—and the tie-dyed silk patola, reserved for rulers and nobility.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500288290
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
10/05/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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