Indian Textiles in the East
From Southeast Asia to Japan
- ISBN 9780500288290
- 30.50 x 22.50 cm
- 241 Illustrations, 145 in colour
- First published 2009
‘The fullest account of the vast Asian trade in Indian textiles to have been produced so far … accessible yet authoritative’ – Textile History
'Accessible and intricately researched … groundbreaking' – The Art Newspaper
‘One of the great stories of Asian design history … The text is supported by beautiful photography, vivid first-hand descriptions and historic images’ – Embroidery
The dazzlingly varied cloths presented in this book are the visual record of one of the great stories of Asian design history.
John Guy has produced a brilliant account of the Indian textile trade in examining the cloth-for-spices trade, focusing on the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries when the thousand-year-old trade was at its peak.
With beautiful photographs of the textiles themselves (outstanding among them the famous cotton chintzes and tie-and-dye silks), illuminating images of people and places, and vivid first-hand descriptions by travellers and merchants, this is both an indispensible resource and a visual feast for students and lovers of textiles.
Textiles, Culture and Spices
Techniques and Production Centres
Indian Cloth and International Trade
The Asian Trade before European Intervention
The Malay World
'Cloths in the Fashion of Siam'
'Strange Painteinges': The Japan Trade
Radiocarbon-Dated Indian Textiles
Illustration Credits and Notes
Originally published under the title
Woven Cargoes: Indian Textiles in the East
John Guy, FSA, is curator of South and Southeast Asian Art in the Department of Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and was formerly Senior Curator of the Asian Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.