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THE TRADITION OF INDIAN TEXTILES

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Indian Textiles have a glorious tradition going back about fifty centuries, nourished by the creative and innovative energies of its craftsmen. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs, including those of rare or unusual museum pieces, this book encapsulates one of the greatest of Indian achievements. Indian Textiles have a glorious tradition going back about fifty centuries, nourished by the creative and innovative energies of its craftsmen. Upto the 18th century no other country in the world produced such an abundance and variety of textiles; at that time India was the larger exporter of textiles. This book briefly traces the story of Indian textiles. The six sections of the book cover fabrics and the importance of color: the processes of fabrics, their dyeing, weaving and embellishments such as embroidery, brocading and printing; and ends with a fervent plea for the sustenance of this heritage.Lavishly illustrated with color photographs, including those of rare or unusual museum pieces, this book encapsulates one of the greatest of Indian achievements.
ISBN: 8171676995
Publisher: RUPA & CO
Subtitle: THE TRADITION OF INDIAN TEXTILES
Author: ASHARANI MATHUR  

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8171676995

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2002

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96

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Asharani Mathur has been associated with both books and music. A freelance writer and editor, she has worked on inflight magazines, edited and produced books on aspects of Indian life and culture as well as art catalogues and written on subjects as for apart as restaurant food and ancient India.

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