1000 Decorative Designs from India
A Superb Sourcebook of Traditional Indian Design
Throughout its rich history, diversity of design and form has been at the heart of India's arts and crafts. This gallery of illustrations showcases the finest examples of India's infinite decorative patterns and ornamental motifs — 1,000 breathtaking designs spanning centuries of traditional craftsmanship. Discover vivid and strikingly varied embellishments from authentic sources:
• toys, dolls, and decorative pieces
• woven and embroidered fabrics
• batik and wood block print
• floor and wall decoration
• ivory inlay
. . . and much more!
Each royalty-free image has been meticulously reproduced and is poised to inspire an array of decorative and graphic ventures.
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1st century B.C. 1st century B.C.—1st Andhra Pradesh B.C.—1st century A.D. background and border Baluchar Sari Bharhut Bihar bird motifs buds carpet century B.C.—1st century Chamba Champakali CREATIVE DESIGNS curving stems decorative pieces Details of motifs Details of stylized Dokhra metal DOLLS AND DECORATIVE dye mode elephant EMBROIDERED FABRICS embroideries by Kashelen Fatehpur Sikri floral and geometrical floral ensembles geometrical motifs geometrical pattern gold brocade Gujarat hand-printed cotton Sari hand-printed cotton textile Himachal Pradesh human figures Jaipur JEWELRY AND ORNAMENT Kalamkari Kashelen Fabrics Kashmir Lotus forms Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra Mango Amba Mathura Medallions from Sanchi metalware motif of stylized motifs from hand-printed motifs of birds Mysore Pallav pendants Rajasthan rider Rosette Saurashtra silver South India spray motifs Srinagar STONE SCULPTURE Stylized birds Stylized floral motifs Stylized flower Stylized mango Stylized Mango-floral motif Stylized motifs stylized peacock Stylized swan TOYS traditional Bengal Kantha Uttar Pradesh Varanasi West Bengal WOOD BLOCK PRINTS WOOD CARVING