A fascinating histroy of brocades from their origin in ancient China and India, to their spread to other countries, and the evolution of design and pattern. The book is richly illustrated with rare pictures that are now part of museum collections acrose the world.
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19TH CENTURY Ahmedabad Alaipura ancient Ashavali Asian Awadh background Badi Bazar badla Balkh Baluchari Banaras brocades Banarasi beautiful became Bengal Bharat Kala Bhavan birds BROCADE WEAVE brocade-weaving Bukhara Burhanpur butas butis called Central Asia Chanderi China cocoons coloured silk cotton court culture decorative motifs Delhi depicted designs devanga Dr Motichandra dupattas exported famous flowers garments gold and silver gold or silver GOLD ZARI Gujarat Hindu India Indian Art Indian brocades Indian Textiles industry Jahangir Journal of Indian Kanchipuram Kashi kausheya Khotan Khurasan kings known Lahore late later loom Madanpura mainly mashru medieval mentioned migrated Mohammad Mughal Murshidabad Muslim nakshabands nineteenth century paintings Paithan pallus patkas period Persian Plate popular probably referred royal workshops rulers sangi Sanskrit Sardar saris Sassanian Shahjahan shawls silk brocades silk fabrics SILK FRAGMENT SILK GROUND silk threads silver zari stripes Sultanate Surat technique temple textiles traditional turbans Varanasi warp weavers weaving centres weft woven YARDAGE zari