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This book captures this moment in history through the textiles it showcased.

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A separate section explains in detail the techniques behind the traditional crafts of weaving, dyeing, royxl and clstumes, with sketches and patterns illustrating a variety of garments.

Nisha rated it it was amazing Apr 01, Could you talk a little about the focus on royalty vis a vis textiles? Margaret rated it it was amazing Feb 07, Fatematuz marked it as to-read Oct 21, Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Ritu Kumar is one of India’s foremost designers, who has developed a unique style combining the ancient traditions of Indian craftsmanship with contemporary innovations.

Rita Kumar has gone a long way towards redefining the word ‘fashion’ in the Indian context.


When it comes to things like art, sculpture, painting, we have always presumed that they are there, and that assumption is across the board.

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A lot of what you are doing is conjecture. Richa marked it as to-read Feb 19, Harshi Khatri marked it as to-read Jan 06, Sumangla Dixit marked it as to-read May 19, The book took nine to 10 years. With essays on the future of textiles by Ritu Sethi, the metamorphosis of the sari by Sujata Assomull, and revivalism by Laila Tyabji, it captures the opportunities and challenges for Indian textiles.

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This is an amazing work of research documentatione and description of the indian society and tradition along with a beautifully illustrated presentation. In publishing this book, Ritu has attempted to share her own journey with people everywhere who are concerned with the relationship of head and heart.

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Excerpts from an interview: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This book covers the entire range of Indian textiles, from the Rann of Kutch to the Coromandel coast, from tribal to folk textiles, from weaving to printing traditions, and places them in the context of history, culture, trade and techniques.

Visit our Help Pages. Kalpana marked it as to-read Jan 26, See all 3 reviews. In the book, I have traced things back to ancient India, and included a small part on pre-ancient India I felt that it was important to have a beginning. Specially commissioned photographs of members of royalty wearing their traditional clothes emphasise the colour, shape, ornament and texture of these stunning costumes.

Raj Damania marked it as to-read Aug 17, The portraits of monarchy deposed during the British colonial era make for poignant images.

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Led by late curator and historian Martand Singh, the Visvakarma series of exhibitions marked the revival of traditional Indian textiles in The book was lovingly researched and the This very lavish book is an wonderful reference for any student of Indian costume and textiles.