- ISBN 9780500291184
- 28.00 x 24.00 cm
- 475 Illustrations, 450 in colour
- Including 4 maps
- First published 2014
‘An important and inspiring book’ – Craftsman
‘All-encompassing … crammed with a dazzling array of images’ – Embroidery
This comprehensive survey covers the history, materials and techniques of every part of the Indian subcontinent, matching authoritative text with a glorious array of images and detailed reference section to make this the essential guide.
Indian textile production has flourished for centuries. Drawing on a host of influences, indigenous tribes, invaders, traders and explorers from across Asia and beyond have formed a culture legendary for its variety and colour. From the Rann of Kutch to the Coromandel coast, handloom weavers, block printers, painters, dyers and embroiderers are creating the most extraordinary textiles.
With 475 illustrations, 450 in colour, and 4 maps
John Gillow is the author of Textiles of the Islamic World, African Textiles
and Traditional Indonesian Textiles, and the co-author of World Textiles,
Arts and Crafts of India and The Traditional Architecture of Indonesia.
Nicholas Barnard is the author of Living with Decorative Textiles
and Living with Folk Art, and the co-author of Living with Kilims and African Majesty.