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Costumes and textiles of royal India

£70.00

Product description

For centuries, the ruling dynasties of India promoted the skills of spinners, weavers, dyers, printers and embroiderers, commissioning textiles from renowned centres of excellence across the subcontinent. Delicate muslins from Dacca, fine silk brocades from Varanasi, complex woollen weaves from Kashmir, intricate gold embroideries from Lahore - all were transformed into costumes fit for kings and courtiers. After years spent searching for the last surviving examples of traditional court clothing, designer Ritu Kumar has uncovered a wealth of costumes. Her book is a celebration of thousands of years of craft tradition and a testimony to the survival of the world's richest textile repertoire.

This study of the evolution of Indian royal costume spans the centuries from the first representations of clothing in ancient India to the present day. A section explains the techniques of embroidery, weaving, dyeing and printing used.

Some bumping to the corners but otherwise this book is in Very Good condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Kumar, Rita
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
26cm x32cm x 3cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0903432552
ISBN-13:
9780903432559
Publisher:
Christie's

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For centuries, the ruling dynasties of India promoted the skills of spinners, weavers, dyers, printers and embroiderers, commissioning textiles from renowned centres of excellence across the subcontinent. Delicate muslins from Dacca, fine silk brocades from Varanasi, complex woollen weaves from Kashmir, intricate gold embroideries from Lahore - all were transformed into costumes fit for kings and courtiers. After years spent searching for the last surviving examples of traditional court clothing, designer Ritu Kumar has uncovered a wealth of costumes. Her book is a celebration of thousands of years of craft tradition and a testimony to the survival of the world's richest textile repertoire.

This study of the evolution of Indian royal costume spans the centuries from the first representations of clothing in ancient India to the present day. A section explains the techniques of embroidery, weaving, dyeing and printing used.

Some bumping to the corners but otherwise this book is in Very Good condition.

Author(s):
Kumar, Rita
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
26cm x32cm x 3cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0903432552
ISBN-13:
9780903432559
Publisher:
Christie's

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