Traditional Indian Textiles

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P. Haupt, 1993 - Design - 160 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Krista Jeanne - Goodreads

Also for a project. Nice pictures of embroidery and good explanations of how and why things were made, etc. Read full review

About the author (1993)

John Gillow has spent more than thirty years studying and lecturing on textiles. He lives in England.

In addition to cofounding the Yakovlevs Aerobatic Display Team, Nicholas Barnard is a writer and stunt pilot. He has written widely on non-Western textiles in such publications as "Living with Decorative Textiles".

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