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Maiwa

Indian Textiles - John Gillow/Nicholas Barnard

$55.00

Maiwa

Indian Textiles - John Gillow/Nicholas Barnard

$55.00

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The interaction of peoples—indigenous tribes, invaders, traders, explorers—throughout India's history has built a culture legendary for its variety and color. From the Rann of Kutch to the Coromandel coast, from city to village, handloom weavers, block printers, textile painters, dyers, and embroiderers continue India's flourishing textile traditions.

The authors have traveled thousands of miles in a country they know intimately to gather information and photographs of tribal and folk textiles woven for use within the family, as well as of workshop production in villages and towns. They first examine the cultural background to the textiles: the history, from the earliest civilizations to Post-Independence; the materials, including silks, cottons, and wool; and the techniques of weaving, printing, painting, and tie-dye.

Hardcover ISBN:9780500514320