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Author: Rosemary Crill
Publisher: Prakash Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172340257
This book provides not only a wealth of inspiration to contemporary designers and embroiders but also a visual feast for anyone with an interest in Indian arts and crafts.
This sumptuous volume covers embroidery from many different regions of India, ranging from the elaborate floral designs of the Mughal court to vibrant folk pattern embellished with cowrie shells and mirrors.
Stunning examples, drawn from the V&A's outstanding collection, show the richness and variety of Indian textile traditions. Pattern and colors have both influenced and been influenced by Western design, from the seventeenth century, when the earliest surviving pieces illustrated here were sent over to Europe, right up to the present.
Items of clothing, such as dresses, hats and bags, are featured alongside elaborate wallhangings, and techniques such as beading and applique are also included. Individual stitches are highlighted in photographic details, proving a useful visual guide to techniques.