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.
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.
About the Authors
John Gillow has spent over thirty years studying, collecting and lecturing on textiles. His books include Arts and Crafts of India (with Ilay Cooper and Barry Dawson), Indian Textiles (with Nicholas Barnard), Traditional Indonesian Textiles, World Textiles (with Bryan Sentance) and African Textiles.
- John Gillow and Nicholas Barnard
- Date of publication
- Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Book Format
- Number of pages
- 239mm x 18mm x 276mm