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Her book is a celebration of this rich legacy of textiles and craftsmanship. Cistumes rated it it was amazing Nov 25, Hina Iftikhar rated it it was ok Jan 13, Book ratings by Goodreads.

Another very big problem with textiles is that any descriptive reference to textiles is highly difficult to imagine. She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for fashion and her commitment to the revival and continuation of traditional craftsmanship.

Preeti Singh rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Since then, I have been asked various times by various institutions, NIFT etc, who want to use the book, because while one part of the book is visual, it also has a lot of content.


The text has a great deal of information about the historical development of sewn clothing across India.

Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x The author covers both men’s and women’s garments, Hindu and Muslim styles, and documents the evolution of European-Indian fashions.

Customers who bought this item also bought. When I launched the book inI did a five city launch, inida never really got around to doing a book ans. In publishing this book, Ritu has attempted to share her own journey with people everywhere who are concerned with the relationship of head and heart. Temples were equivalent to royalty, and in certain parts, more important.

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Her book is a celebration of this rich legacy of textiles and craftsmanship. Apr 17, Charm Ing marked it as to-read. I was making a collection based on Indian clothing and I am so happy with this.

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Edited by Mayank Mansingh Kaul. About the Author Ritu Kumar is one of India’s foremost designers, who has developed a unique style combining the ancient traditions of Indian craftsmanship with contemporary innovations.


We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. This book covers the entire range of Indian textiles, from the Rann of Kutch to the Coromandel coast, from tribal to folk textiles, from weaving to printing traditions, and places them in the context of history, culture, trade and techniques.

These items are dispatched from and sold by different sellers. Reet marked it as to-read Oct 30, Agassi marked it as to-read Jul 02, To accompany the exhibit, curator Rosemary Crill put together this volume, with beautifully illustrated textilee on textiles from the subcontinent.

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