Textiles from India
The Global Trade
By (author) Rosemary Crill
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Textiles from India by Rosemary Crill
Book DescriptionFor hundreds of years, textiles from India have travelled the globe, clothing the world, from kings and queens to the common man. Indian textiles have been traded in Europe, America, Africa, and the far east, often passing into ritual and religious custom. They have included the most exclusive and expensive festive fabrics as well as the common cloth used for daily wear. "Textiles from India" explores this fascinating global history. Lavishly illustrated with over 250 colour photographs, the book covers the medieval period up to the present day. So we read about shawls from Kashmir making their way across Asia; brocades especially woven in Benaras for Buddhist rituals in Tibet; the muslins of Bengal; the perennial European favourites of block prints and chintz.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781905422173
(250mm x 150mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Seagull Books London Ltd
Publisher: Seagull Books London Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rosemary Crill
Fabric of India, Hardback (October 2015)
Published to accompany the V&A's major autumn exhibition, The Fabric of India, 3 October 2015 to 16 January 2016. This sumptuous book is a wide-ranging yet accessible overview of the making, design, and use of textiles from the Indian subcontinent.
British Asian Style, Paperback (October 2010)» View all books by Rosemary Crill
South Asian textiles have shaped British fashion and dress for centuries, from the fashionable chintzes of the 17th and 18th centuries, through the silk and paisley Boteh patterns of the nineteenth century, to the orientalism of 1960s bohemian fashion. This title looks at the importance of South Asian textiles to British culture and fashion.
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Author Biography - Rosemary Crill
Rosemary Crill is Curator, Asian Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
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