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The Sari

Styles, Patterns, History, Techniques

Linda Lynton

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The most wide-ranging, informative and well-illustrated survey of the sari and sari design on the market today

Overview

The Sari is one of the most beautiful and versatile garments ever invented. The pages of this book, filled with dazzling photographs and line drawings of hundreds of sari types, reflect this immense diversity, and show how each garment is in itself a brilliantly crafted work of art.

Features include:

• A comprehensive guide to the sari's symbols, patterns and motifs
• Hundreds of photographs of many unusual saris
• Diagrams of over forty sari types
• A uniquely useful reference section that includes translations of over 400 Indian words and concepts
• Glossary of textile terms
• Information on museum collections
• Bibiliography, detailed chronology and a table of sari measurements

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'A must'
Fashion Weekly

'Excellent'
The Birmingham Post

'Definitive'
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Specifications

Format: Paperback

Size: 30.5 x 22.5 cm

Extent: 208 pp

Publication date: 9 September 2002

ISBN: 9780500283783

About the Author

Linda Lynton is an award-winning writer and a leading expert on ethnic textiles. She lectures extensively on the sari and other textiles throughout the United States.

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Sanjay K. Singh