The sari: styles, patterns, history, techniques
The dazzling variety of fabrics, colors, patterns, and draping styles of the sari have long been a source of fascination. This superb volume, comprising a comprehensive text and an array of sumptuous photos taken throughout the Indian subcontinent, reveals the richness and diversity of saris worn by women at all levels of society. 350 illustrations, 150 in color. 75 maps.
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Andhra Pradesh Assam Assamese Banaras brocade bandbani Bihar block-printed borders and endpiece Brahmins called centimetres Chanderi cloth colour commonly cotton muslin created Deccan depicted designs district Dravidian early eastern Deccan eastern Madhya Pradesh elephants embellishments embroidered embroidery ethnic saris fabric field floral flowers geometric Gond groups Gujarat handloom Hindu ikat India interlocked-weft jamdani kalga Kanchipuram Karnataka Kerala Kornad saris lotus lungi Madhya Pradesh Madurai Maharashtra Meghalaya motif muga silk Mughal mulberry-silk Munda Museum muslins Nagpur Nepal nineteenth century nivi northern odbni Orissa Parsi patola pbool PIls Rajasthan region sari borders sari woven saris saris draped silk saris southern Karnataka stripes supplementary supplementary-warp bands supplementary-warp patterning symbol Tamil Nadu tasar silk technique temple textiles traditional saris traditionally tribes usually vine warp threads wear weavers weaving wedding sari weft weft threads West Bengal western India wild silk women worn yellow zardozi zari