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Indian Textiles

Indian Textiles

1,000 years of art and design

By (author) Avalon Fotheringham
By (author) Karun Thakar
By (author) Steven Cohen
By (author) Sylvia Houghteling
Edited by Rosemary Crill

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Publishing 12th Apr 2021
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  • Features Indian textiles pieces from the Karun Thakar private collection, and the Textile Museum and Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection in Washington, DC
  • Published to accompany an exhibition at the Textile Museum in Washington DC at George Washington University in September 2021
Full Description
The book features items from one of the world’s foremost private collections of Indian textiles, the Karun Thakar Collection, together with key pieces from two recently united American collections, The Textile Museum and the Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection in Washington, DC. The book and accompanying exhibition offer a unique approach to understanding Indian textile culture through reference to three distinct traditions: abstract, floral and figurative design.

With essays by three leading international Indian textile curators, the publications the focus on textile ornament rather than date, region, usage, or technique provides new perspective and scholarship on this ancient artistic tradition. The book will highlight the tradition’s remarkable diversity, with objects ranging from folk embroideries to Mughal courtly weavings, and from early textiles traded to Egypt and Southeast Asia to 18th-century chintzes exported to Europe.
Specifications
Publisher
Hali Publications Ltd
ISBN
9781898113966
Publish date
12th Apr 2021
Binding
Hardback
Territory
World
Size
370 mm x 306 mm
Pages
391 Pages
Illustrations
350 color, 8 b&w
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