Indian Cotton Textiles (Hardback)
  • Indian Cotton Textiles (Hardback)
zoom

Indian Cotton Textiles (Hardback)

(author)
£40.00
Hardback 172 Pages / Published: 16/11/2015
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

This product is only available to collect in store.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
India has been at the heart of the global trade in textiles since ancient times, and cotton has been at the heart of the Subcontinent's economy for millennia. Indian dyed and painted cottons were admired in and traded to the Far East and the Mediterranean world for many generations before European interest in chintz created a new market. The trade in Indian cloth flourished due to the ability of its craftsmen to create a multitude of detailed and expressive patterns with strong and fast colours. Such textiles gained high esteem among the elite at home and abroad, ultimately acquiring heirloom status. Karun Thakar has been collecting textile art for more than 30 years, and has one of the world's leading private collections from the Indian Subcontinent, with costume and fabrics from the 14th century through to the early 20th. Aspects of the Thakar Collection have been exhibited in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The Indian dyed and painted cotton cloths in the Thakar Collection are perhaps the best in private hands. Many have never previously been published.Dating from the 15th century onwards, the collection illustrates the trade in textiles across the Indian Ocean with the Malay-Indonesian world, with Sri Lanka, Armenia and Europe, as well as within the Indian domestic market.

Publisher: ACC Art Books
ISBN: 9781851498093
Number of pages: 172
Weight: 1579 g
Dimensions: 300 x 260 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Last Painting
Added to basket
RHS Botanical Illustration
Added to basket
The Wristwatch Handbook
Added to basket
Art of Botanical Illustration
Added to basket
Richmond Park
Added to basket
£14.95
Hardback
The Book of Rolex
Added to basket
£30.00
Hardback
Bond: Photographed by Terry O'Neill
Added to basket
Jackson's Hallmarks, Pocket Edition
Added to basket
Oxford through the Lens
Added to basket
Norman Parkinson
Added to basket
£35.00
Hardback
Gemologue
Added to basket
£25.00
Paperback
Starting to Coll Ant. Furniture
Added to basket
David Bowie: Icon
Added to basket
£50.00
Hardback
Southwold (2nd edition)
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.