Traditional Indian Textiles
John Gillow and Nicholas Barnard have travelled thousands of miles in a country they know intimately to study and photograph commercial, tribal and folk textiles. They examine the cultural background - the history, the materials and the techniques - weaving, printing, painting and tie-and-dye. They give a detailed region-by-region account of traditional textile production, including Western India - the world's richest source of folk embroidery - and other centres in the north, east and south. An array of dazzling colour pictures provides an unsurpassed visual representation of the textiles. The detailed reference section includes bibliography, list of museums and galleries with collections of Indian textiles and information on technical terms.