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Indian Textiles

John Gillow, Nicholas Barnard


An all-encompassing survey of textiles from every region of the Indian subcontinent, including Pakistan and Bangladesh


Indian textile production has flourished for centuries. Drawing on a host of influences, indigenous tribes, invaders, traders and explorers from across Asia and beyond have formed a culture legendary for its variety and colour. From the Rann of Kutch to the Coromandel coast, handloom weavers, block printers, painters, dyers and embroiderers are creating the most extraordinary textiles.

This comprehensive survey covers the history, materials and techniques of every part of the Indian subcontinent, matching authoritative text with a glorious array of images and detailed reference section to make this the essential guide.

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'An important and inspiring book'

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 28.0 x 24.0 cm

Extent: 224 pp

Illustrations: 475

Publication date: 24 March 2014

ISBN: 9780500291184

Contents List

1. The History of Textile Production • 2. The Materials • 3. The Techniques of Textile Decoration • 4. The West • 5. Pakistan • 6. The North • 7. The East • 8. Bangladesh • 9. The South • 10. Sri Lanka

About the Author

John Gillow has spent over thirty years studying, collecting and lecturing on textiles. His books include Arts and Crafts of India (with Ilay Cooper and Barry Dawson), Indian Textiles (with Nicholas Barnard), Traditional Indonesian Textiles, World Textiles (with Bryan Sentance) and African Textiles.

Nick Barnard is a writer, publisher and stunt pilot, and co-founder of the Yakovievs Aerobatic Display Team. His book How to Fly a Plane, for adults, was published by Thames & Hudson in 2007. As Nicholas Barnard has written widely on non-Western textiles in such publications as Living with Kilims and Living with Decorative Textiles.

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