by Aditi Ranjan
About the book: The Indian way of life celebrates products made with the help of simple, indigenous tools by craftspeople from a strong fabric of tradition, aesthetic and artistry. The range of Indian handicrafts is as rich and varied as the country's cultural diversity. A tour of India's craft repertoire, Handmade in India is a guide to the arts that reflects the diversity of the country, its culture and the ways it nurtures creativity and ingenuity. This encyclopedic reference captures the traditions that enrich the day-to-day lives of Indian people, as well as provide a livelihood for generations of craftspeople. Handmade in India explores all aspects of handicrafts-historical, social and cultural influences on crafts; design and craft processes; traditional and new markets; products and tools-revealing a remarkable wealth of knowledge. Handmade in India is the result of extensive field work and research. The authors map out regional craft clusters identified across the country according to the prevailing craft-work patterns. It is closely woven with images to reveal the wide array of crafts in India. Some of these are well known, like the woodwork of Kashmir, blue pottery of Jaipur, embroidery of Lucknow and the bamboo craft of Assam. Other, lesser-known crafts, such as stitched boots from Ladakh and tinsel printing in Ahmedabad, are also described in striking detail. The close study of various crafts enables the reader to discern subtle, sometimes unusual, differences in the same craft practiced by distinct regions or communities-such as tie-resist dyeing, which is called bandhani in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, but bandhej in Rajasthan. The first of its kind ever attempted, this beautifully illustrated guide will be a tremendous resource for product and textile designers, artists, architects, interior designers, collectors, development professionals and connoisseurs alike. Handmade in India will also be a useful reference for libraries interested in Indian crafts and culture, and organizations that work with the crafts sector in India.
by Rahul Jain
About the book: This book celebrates India's spectacular textile art. It takes the reader on a visual odyssey spanning 500 years, tracing the images created on cloth for India's magnificent courts and temples, as well as for more distant but not less discerning patrons in Europe and Asia. This book celebrates India's spectacular textile art. It takes the reader on a visual odyssey spanning 500 years, tracing the images created on cloth for India's magnificent courts and temples, as well as for more distant but not less discerning patrons in Europe and Asia. It showcases the motifs and
by Jaya Jaitly,First Last
About the book: This book is a unique exploration of the gentle harmony between the artisan and Nature. Creative hands turn rocks into objects of divinity, minerals into lamps and waste materials into beautiful objects of everyday utility. Written by one of the leading exponents of crafts, this book is a rare treasury in itself.
by Rta Kapur Chishti
About the book: The sari is the most representative apparel of India, worn in a variety of ways. The sari is a fabric-length of varying densities in its body, borders and end pieces often woven by combining a range of cottons and silks in colours and patterns that are c
by Rta Kapur Chishti,Rahul Jain
About the book: The outstanding textiles represented in this book were displayed at the Visvakarma series of exhibitions and have a wide-ranging vocabulary of design, technical skill and aesthetic brilliance. Written and edited by renwned names in textile design, this book is a treasure for both the textile aficionado and the designer.
by Rosemary Crill
About the book: This volume deals in depth with Indian textiles in the ikat technique. It is based on the Victoria and Albert Museum's collection of ikats from all over India, many of which date from the mid-19th century, and represent aspects of weaving and dyeing that no longer survive in their places of origin.
by John Gillow,Nicholas Barnard
About the book: This comprehensive survey of textiles from every region of the Indian subcontinent runs the gamut of commercial, tribal and folk textiles. The authors first place them in cultural context by examining the history, materials and various techniques weaving, dyeing, printing and painting. They then give a detailed region-by-region account of traditional textile production, including chapters on Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. A dazzling array of images provides an unsurpassed visual account of the textiles, while a detailed reference section with further reading, museums and information on technical terms completes this essential guide.