Fabric Art: Heritage of India
Of All The Indian Handicrafts, Textiles Form A Class By Themselves Over Which The Rest Of The World Went Into Ecstasies From Time Immemorial.With An Enormous Store Of Myths, Symbols, Imagery And Inspiration From Other Art Forms Indian Textile-Craft Never Faced A Slump Or Stagnation. On The Other Hand It Transcended From A Craft Identity To The Status Of An Art.With Shades Of Classicism, Folk Tradition And Regional Flavour The Rich And Unrivalled Fabrics Of India Have Rightly Been Called Exquisite Poetry In Colour .Indian Fabric Art Can Be Classified Into Three Broad Categories Woven, Painted Or Printed And Embroidered. Within This Broad Outline The Present Study Pinpoints The Historical Background Of Some Representative Forms Each Unique In Its Distinctiveness.A Search For Any Linkage With Allied Art Forms As Well As Their Socio-Cultural Significance Also Provides A New Perspective.Though Apparently Widely Dispersed In Contents, They Form A Composite Tapestry Of Indian Fabric Art Tradition And Call For More Scrutiny Before Our Precious Heirlooms Are Totally Submerged In The Tide Of The Synthetic Era. The Book Is Enriched By Illustrations Of Rare Specimens Of Historical Art Fabrics Collected From Different Museums In The Country. Coupled With Extensive References This Volume Spotlights A New Facet Of Indian Art Heritage Which Will Fascinate Both The Social Scientists As Well As The Connoisseurs Of Indian Art And Culture.
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A.K. Bhattacharyya A.N. Gulati Ahmedabad Ajit Mukherji Anand Krishna Art of Bengal artists Ashutosh Museum Bagh Baluchan Baluchari Banabhatta Banaras brocades Bengal Bombay Calico Museum centre Chamba colour scheme Coomaraswamy Coromondel cotton Courtesy decorative Delhi depicting Designs in Traditional Dubraj E.B. Havell embroidered embroidery European floral flowers Golconda Gujarat Gurusaday Museum Hindu Ibid Indian Art Indian Museum Indian textiles Irwin and Margaret Jasleen Dhamija John Irwin K.K. Ganguli Kalamkan Kalamkari kalka Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay Kantha Kashmir Krishna and Vijay Krsna Lalit Kala London Marg Margaret Hall Mehta Moti Chandra motifs Mughal Mulk Raj Anand Murshidabad Museum of Indian Museum of Textiles Muslim N.G. Mukherji Nakshi Kantha op.cit Pahadi Rumal painting Patola patterns Persian Phulkan Phulkari pictorial Punjab R.C. Majumdar Rajput Rampa Pal Rustam Sari shawl silk specimens Stella Kramrisch stitch style Subhasini Aryan symbols themes threads trade University of Calcutta Vijay Krishna weavers weaving yarn