Hardcover. 2004. Hudson Hills Press. In very good condition. Minor creasing to the tops of some pages.This beautifully illustrated volume introduces a little-known but outstanding collection of Asian textiles in the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas. Focusing on 95 textiles from the Indian subcontinent, Iran, China, and Japan, the book employs a wide variety of source materials including archaeological reports, 19th century travellers' journals, trade documents, literature and paintings, to place each textile in a resonant context. Written for both the specialist and a general audience. It places fresh research within a comprehensive socio-historic context that includes information about technique, production iconography, function, patronage, and trade. Fully illustrated with maps, this volume also includes a glossary, index, and catalogue of the complete collection.