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Woven Cargoes - Indian Textiles In The East
Woven Cargoes - Indian Textiles In The East
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Author : John Guy
Publisher : Thames & Hudsons
ISBN# : 0-500-01863-4
Pages : 192
Price :INR 2926
Offer Price:INR 2604
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Book Description
The dazzling cloths presented in this book are the visual record of one of the great untold stories of Asian design history: the trade in Indian textiles to Southeast and East Asia, outstanding among them are the patterned cottons the famous chintzes and the tie0dyed silk, payola, reserved for rulers and the nobility. The chintzes made for export to Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries are now well known; but for over a thousand years Indian cloths were traded for the spices and forest and mineral wealth of the east by Asian, arab and European merchants. Universally in demand, the textiles were designed to suit specific markets, among their function, gifts as display on festive occasions, and as clothing for the populace are rites of passage and other ceremonies.
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