Indian Textiles

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"[A] handsome digest of commercial, tribal, and folk textiles." —Fiberarts
The production of textiles in India continues to flourish just as it has for many centuries. The interactions of indigenous tribes, invaders, traders, and explorers throughout history has built a culture legendary for its variety and color. From the Rann of Kutch to the Coromandel coast, handloom weavers, block printers, painters, dyers, and embroiderers are creating the most extraordinary textiles.
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Overview

"[A] handsome digest of commercial, tribal, and folk textiles." —Fiberarts
The production of textiles in India continues to flourish just as it has for many centuries. The interactions of indigenous tribes, invaders, traders, and explorers throughout history has built a culture legendary for its variety and color. From the Rann of Kutch to the Coromandel coast, handloom weavers, block printers, painters, dyers, and embroiderers are creating the most extraordinary textiles.
This all-encompassing survey of textiles from every region of the Indian subcontinent runs the gamut of commercial, tribal, and folk textiles. The authors first place them in context by examining the cultural background: the history, the materials, and the techniques—weaving, printing, painting, and tie-dye. They then give a detailed region-by-region account of traditional textiles production, including chapters on Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. A dazzling array of images provides an unsurpassed visual representation of the textiles, while a detailed reference section with further reading, museums, and information on technical terms completes this essential guide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500291184
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 931,542
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

John Gillow is a noted researcher and collector and has written many books on textiles. He lives in England.

Nicholas Barnard's other books include Living with Decorative Textiles. He lives in England.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Ch. 1 The History of Textile Production 12

Ch. 2 The Materials 30

Ch. 3 The Techniques of Textile Decoration 42

Ch. 4 The West 56

Ch. 5 Pakistan 104

Ch. 6 The North 146

Ch. 7 The East 166

Ch. 8 Bangladesh 184

Ch. 9 The South 192

Ch. 10 Sri Lanka 212

Bibliography 218

Museums and Galleries With Collections of Indian Textiles 219

Glossary 221

Sources of Illustrations 223

Index 224

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