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1 Ancient Indian Textile Designs: Part One

Jai Shankar Mishra

Prithivi Prakashan, Varanasi, India, 1981, First Edition, Hardcover, New, No Jacket, 22 x 28 Cm 
Small holes on the boards. 018274

Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Conservation of Textiles, Bones and Ivory

A.S. Bisht

Agam Kala Prakashan, New Delhi, India, 2010, 8173201005 / 9788173201004, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 23 x 29 Cm 
033359

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3 Costume, Textiles and Jewellery of India: Traditions in Rajasthan

Vandana Bhandari

Prakash Books, New Delhi, India, 2004, 81-7234-071-0 / 9788172340711, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 26 Cms x 34 Cms 
Printed Pages: 216 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. 031744

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4 Dhurries: History. Pattern. Technique: Identification

Nada Chaldecott

Thames & Hudson, London, UK, 2003, 0-500-51138-1 / 9780500511381, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 23 x 31 Cm Jamie Govier 
Printed Pages: 160 with 265 illustrations, 248 in colour. 018228

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5 Encyclopedia of Textile Finishing, 3 Vols.

H.K. Rouette

Springer, 2001, 3540650318 / 9783540650317, First Edition, Hardcover, New, 
Set of 3 vols. 028273

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6 Fabrics: The Decorative Art of Textiles

Caroline Lebeau; Text By Patricia Corbett

Thames & Hudson, London, UK, 1994, 0-500-01631-3 / 9780500016312, First Edition, Hard Cover, Fine, Very Good, 24 Cms x 32 Cms Jacques Dirand 
Printed Pages: 218 with numerous colour illustrations. Slightly rubbed dust-jacket. 010967

Price: 39.00 USD
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7 Fashioned for Extinction: An Expose of the Shahtoosh Trade

Belinda Wright and Ashok Kumar

Wildlife Protection Society of India, New Delhi, India, 1997, First Edition, Paperback, New, 20 x 27 Cm 
Printed Pages: 48 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. 018315

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8 Flowers Underfoot: Indian Carpets of the Mughal Era

Daniel Walker

Thames & Hudson, London, UK, 1997, 0-500-01840-5 / 9780500018408, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 24 Cms x 32 Cms 
Printed Pages: 197 with 145 illustrations, 108 in colour. 005557

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9 Framing and Presenting Indian Textile Art

Annabelle Ruston

The Fine Art Trade Guild and A & C Black, London, UK, 2009, 0713688084 / 9780713688085, First Edition, Paperback, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 157 with numerous colour illustrations. 026750

Price: 19.95 USD
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10 From the Land of the Thunder Dragon: Textile Arts of Bhutan

Diana K. Myers and Susan S. Bean (eds)

Serindia Publications, Chicago, USA, 2008, 1932476423 / 9781932476422, First Edition, Paperback, New, 22 x 28 Cm 
Bhutanese textiles are among the last of the major arts of Asia to gain recognition in the West, and this is the first book to present this outstanding art form in its cultural and historical context. Bhutan's textiles, especially the intricate brocades and complex supplementary-warp patterns, are unmatched anywhere in the world. This art, with a steadily growing and devoted following in the West and Japan, has become Bhutan's most powerful emblem abroad. This volume, first published in 1994 (now reprinted in 2008) in conjunction with a special exhibition organized by the Peabody Essex Museum of Salem, Massachusetts, covers all aspects of Bhutan's textiles and weaving heritage, from the central role of women - more than 80 percent of Bhutanese women contribute to their household's income by weaving - to fibers, dyes, and looms, to the functioning of beautiful cloth as an item of trade and an indicator of historical change and social identity. This copiously illustrated book reveals the richness, originality, and striking beauty of Bhutanese textiles. Examples come from the Peabody Essex Museum, which holds the largest such collection of any North American museum, and public and private collections in Bhutan, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The illustrations are supplemented by field photographs and rare archival images. Printed Pages: 248 with 130 colour and 20 b/w illustrations. 023522

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11 Furnishing Fabrics: An International Sourcebook

Jack Lenor Larsen

Thames & Hudson, London, UK, 1989, 0-500-97378-4 / 9780500973783, First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Good, 24 x 31 Cm 
Printed Pages: 240 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. Slightly rubbed dust jacket. Price clipped. 018225

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12 Historic Textiles of India at the Calico Museum, Ahmedabad, Volume V: Indian Costumes

B.N. Goswamy and Kalyan Krishna

Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad, India, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 23 Cms x 29 Cms 
Printed Pages: 400 with 311 colour plates and 66 text illustrations in b/w. 017752

Price: 125.00 USD
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13 Historic Textiles of India at the Calico Museum, Ahmedabad, Volume VI: Indian Costumes II: Patkas

B.N. Goswamy with a Techmical Essay By Rahul Jain

Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad, India, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 23 Cms x 29 Cms 
Printed Pages: 260 with 74 colour plates, 181 text illustrations in b/w. 022648

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14 Historic Textiles of India at the Calico Museum, Ahmedabad: Vol. V: Indian Costumes in the Collection of the Calico Museum of Textiles

B.N. Goswamy in Association with Kalyan Krishna; Patterns and Technical Notes By Tarla P. Dundh

Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad, India, 2010, 8186980423 / 9788186980422, Third Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 22 x 28 Cm 
Printed Pages: 405 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. 032609

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15 Indian Costumes

Anamika Pathak

Lustre Press/Roli Books, New Delhi, India, 2006, 81-7436-376-9 / 9788174363763, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 24 x 24 Cm 
Printed Pages: 144 with numerous colour illustrations. 018136

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16 Indian Painted and Printed Fabrics: Volume I

John Irwin and Margaret Hall

Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad, India, 1971, Xerox Edition as Issued By the Publisher, Hardcover, Very Good, Good, 23 x 29 Cm 
Printed Pages: 227 with 96 b/w plates and numerous tipped-in colour plates. 014682

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17 Indian Saris: Traditions - Perspectives - Design

Vijai Singh Katiyar

Wisdom Tree, New Delhi, India, 2009, 8183281222 / 9788183281225, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 25 x 36 Cm 
Printed Pages: 212 with colour illustrations throughout. 028294

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18 Indian Tie-Dyed Fabrics

Calico Museum of Textiles

Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad, India, First Edition, New, New, 20.5 Cms x 27.5 Cms 
Printed pages: 28 colour photocopies with butter paper interleaved. 026425

Price: 40.00 USD
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19 Innova: Indian Ethnic Designs

Satheesan

Honesty Publishers and Distributors, Mumbai, India, 2006, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 23 x 29 Cm 
Printed Pages: 200 with numerous colour illustrations along with a Compact Disc. 024921

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Investigation of Silk from Edsen-gol and Lop-Nor: Reports from the Scientific Expedition to the North-western Provinces of China under the Leadership of Dr Sven Hedin, Vivi Sylwan
20 Investigation of Silk from Edsen-gol and Lop-Nor: Reports from the Scientific Expedition to the North-western Provinces of China under the Leadership of Dr Sven Hedin

Vivi Sylwan

SDI Publications, Bangkok, Thailand, 2001, Second Edition, Cloth, New, New, 31 Cms x 21.5 Cms 
Second volume of V. Sylwan's important detailed scientific examination of early Han Dynasty textiles recovered during the Sven Hedin expedition to North-western China. Chapter titles include: Introduction; Terminology; Notes on Chinese Silk; Description and history of the locations explored; (grave sites etc. in North-western China); Tailoring; Wool and Vegetable Materials; Textures and Techniques, (including widths etc. of Han textiles); Plain Silks; Silk Crepe and Gauze; Figured Silk Damasks; Polychrome Silk Fabrics; Colouring, Dyes and Dyeing; Weaving; Looms and Methods; Ancient Chinese Terms of Textiles; Cleaning of Silks and Articles of Silk; Bibliography; Addenda. Introduction by Gosta Montell. 190pp in text, 27 plates and 105 figures, maps etc. 003358

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21 Jaipur Quilts

Dharmendar Kanwar

Niyogi Books, New Delhi, India, 2012, 8192091252 / 9788192091259, First Edition, Flexiback, New, New, 21 x 26 Cm 
Jaipur, the famed Pink City of Rajasthan conjures up images of a bygone era in the mindís eye. Of royalty and stories of gallantry and battlefield valour; of a desert landscape poised against vivid shades of colour; of art and aesthetics and above all, its vibrant people. Built in ad 1727, the splendour of its palaces and forts and the breathtaking array of its traditional crafts continue to attract tourists and connoisseurs of history and art from all corners of the world. The Jaipur textile industry has for long, inspired countless artists and designers to create exquisite products of both beauty and utility. The Jaipuri razai is a perfect example of this exclusive trend in its display of excellent traditional craftsmanship and aesthetic beauty as well as its high utility value. Printed Page: 203 with numerous colour illustrations. 037537

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22 Journal of Indian Textile History, 7 Vols.

John Irwin (ed.) With a Monograph on Printing on Cotton at Ahmedabad in 1678 By Paul R. Schwartz

Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad, India, First Edition, Soft Cover in a Slip Case, New, 20.5 Cms x 26 Cms 
Set of 7 vols. 032449

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23 Jute Handlooms of India

L.V. Saptarishi; Edited By Mallika Sarabhai

Mapin Publishing, Ahmedabad, India, 85-85822-65-4, First Edition, Hardbound, New, New, 23 x 29 Cm 
Printed Pages: 127 with numerous colour illustrations. 018088

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24 Looking At Phulkari: Folk Art of the Punjab (No. 3)

Calico Museum of Textiles

Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad, India, New, 21 Cms x 27.5 Cms 
Printed pages: 16 pages folded colour pages. 029055

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25 Mughal Patkas, Ashavali Saris, and Indo-Iranian Metal-Ground Fragments in the Collection of the Calico Museum of Textiles and the Sarabhai Foundation (Woven Textiles: Technical Studies Monography, No. 1)

Rahul Jain

Sarabhai Foundation, Ahmedabad, India, 2008, 81-86980-40-7 / 9788186980408, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 23 x 29 Cm 
Printed Pages: 241 with numerous colour illustrations. 034004

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26 Natural Dyeing Processes of India

B.C. Mohanty, K.V. Chandramauli and H.D. Naik

Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad, India, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 22 Cms x 29 Cms 
298 pages text, 129 b/w plates, 42 colour plates in lieu of cloth/yarn samples and 101 line drawings. 026161

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27 Of Fibre and Loom: The Indian Tradition

Lotika Varadarajan and Krishna Amin-Patel

National Institute of Design in association with Manohar, New Delhi, India, 2008, 81-7304-774-X / 9788173047749, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 23 x 29 Cm 
Printed Pages: 308 with numerous colour illustrations. 029150

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28 Pashmina: The Kashmir Shawl and Beyond (Vol. 60, Nos. 3 and 4)

Janet Rizvi with Monisha Ahmed

Marg Publications, Mumbai, India, 2009, 8185026904 / 9788185026909, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 305 x 241 Mm 
The classic Kashmir shawl is among the most exquisite textiles ever woven, the product of consummate skill and artistry applied to one of the world's most delicate fibres. This authoritative study introduces the Kashmir shawl as a cultural artefact with a known history spanning four centuries. Lavishly illustrated and accessibly written, this book has much to offer textile scholars, and those interested in the history of Kashmir. CONTENTS Preface and Acknowledgements Maps Introduction "A Felicitous Conjunction" Part 1 THE FIBRE Chapter 1 Pashm and Other Animal Fibres Toosh and the Tibetan Antelope Chapter 2 Changra and Changpa: The Goats and Their Herders Monisha Ahmed Chapter 3 From Changthang to Srinagar: The Pashm Trade The Trade in History The Contemporary Trade Monisha Ahmed Part 2 THE TEXTILE Chapter 4 Spinners, Weavers, and Needleworkers Assembled and Recycled Shawls Chapter 5 Design and Designers Part 3 THE HISTORY Chapter 6 Early History: Conjecture and Speculation Chapter 7 The Mughal Period Chapter 8 The Iran Connection: the Termeh Chapter 9 The Business in the 19th Century Shawls in the Punjab Part 4 BY LAND AND SEA Chapter 10The Kashmir Shawl in India Chapter 11 The Kashmir Shawl in Iran, West Asia, and Russia Chapter 12 Shawls in the West Part 5 CASHMERE AND KASHMIR Chapter 13 Beyond the Shawl: Pashmina Becomes Cashmere The West Discovers the Fibre Cashmere: A Global Product Never out of Fashion: Cashmere Worldwide Monisha Ahmed Chapter 14 Meanwhile, Back in the Valley ? Appendix I Myths, Misconceptions, and Oddities Appendix II Terminology and Glossary Notes and References Bibliography Picture Credits Index. Printed Pages: 324 wit 220 illustrations. 027189

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29 Rapture: The Art of Indian Textiles

Rahul Jain

Niyogi Books, New Delhi, India, 2011, 8189738801 / 9788189738808, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 25 x 31 Cm 
Printed Pages: 244 with numerous colour illustrations. 036548

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30 Russian Textiles: Printed Cloth for the Bazaars of Central Asia

Susan Meller; with Essays By Kate Fitz Gibbon, Annie Carlano, and Robert Kushner

Abrams, New York, USA, 2007, 0810993813 / 9780810993815, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 26 x 31 Cm Don Tuttle 
Printed pages: 205 with numerous colour and 31 b/w illustrations. 027608

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31 Sangrah: Ethnic Indian Textile Designs

Manisha

Indica Publishers, New Delhi, India, 81-7727-005-2 / 9788177270051, First Edition, Paperback, New, 22 x 28 Cm 
Printed Pages: 127. 017955

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32 Silk Handloom Industry of Varanasi: A Study of Socio-Economic Problems of Weavers

M. Showeb

Ganga Kaveri Publishing House, Varanasi, India, 1994, 81-85694-11-7 / 9788185694115, First Edition, Hard Cover, Very Good, Very Good, 14 x 22 Cm 
Printed pages: 95. 022465

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33 Textile Arts of India: Vastra

Satheesan

Honesty Publishers and Distributors, Mumbai, India, 2008, 8190216805 / 9788190216807, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 23 x 29 Cm 
Numerous colour illustrations along with a Compact Disc. 022985

Price: 74.99 USD
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34 Textile Designs: 200 Years of Patterns for Printed Fabrics Arranged by Motif, Colour, Period and Design (1823 Illustrations in Colour)

Joost Elffers & Susan Meller

Thames & Hudson, London, UK, 2002, 0500283656 / 9780500283653, First Edition, Paperback, Brand New, 23 x 30 Cm 
A key reference for all textile designers, this is a survey of the colourful patterned fabrics used for clothing and interior decoration over the past 200 years. There are five sections: floral; geometric; conversational; ethnic; and art movements and period styles. Printed Pages: 464 with numerous b/w and colour illustrations. 037828

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35 Textile Traditions of Northeast India: A Catalogue of M.C. Goswami Museum Collection, Gauhati

Sankar K. Roy; Kishor K. Basa (Gen. Ed.)

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya and Pratibha Prakashan, Delhi, India, 2009, 8177022008 / 9788177022001, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 19 x 25 Cm 
Printed pages: 244 with 178 colour illustrations. 028868

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36 Textiles and Dress of Gujarat

Eiluned Edwards

Mapin Publishing, Ahmedabad, India, 2011, 8189995529 / 9788189995522, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 23 x 29 Cm 
The textiles and dress of Gujarat in northwestern India are acclaimed for their design and craftsmanship. The sophisticated weaves, dyeing techniques, intricate embroideries, vibrant motifs and embellished dress, and the communities to which many of these are unique, have been all been the subjects of this extensive documentation. Textiles and dress play a central role in the construction of a visual identity of Gujarat and its people. This book examines the "social life" of Gujaratís textiles, tracing the historical journey of cloth and dress up to the present day. It looks closely at handmade fabrics, woven, dyed, painted and printed cloth, and embroidery, and locates their place in culture and trade. It also acknowledges the role of entrepreneurship in the survival of these handmade textiles. About the Author Eiluned Edwards has been researching textiles and dress in India for 20 years and she has published widely on their production, use and circulation. She was a senior research fellow at the V&A/London College of Fashion from 2005 to 2009, and has recently joined Nottingham Trent University as a senior lecturer in Design and Visual Culture. Additional Information A part of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the Shree Dhebar Sarva Seva Vikas Mandal Anjar, an educational trust established in 1992 by the Rabari community of Kachchh to provide residential schools for Rabari children. Printed Pages: 248 with 240 colour maps and 3 photographs. 036557

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37 Textiles in Indian Ocean Societies

Ruth Barnes (ed.)

Manohar, New Delhi, India, 2004, 0415297664 / 9780415297660, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 216. 036171

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38 Textiles of Banaras: Yesterday and Today

Tarannum Fatma Lari

Indica Books, Varanasi, India, 2010, 81-86569-90-1 / 9788186569900, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 23 x 29 Cm 
Printed Pages: 257 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. 033312

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39 Textiles of the Arts and Crafts Movement

Linda Parry

Thames & Hudson, London, UK, 2005, 0500285365 / 9780500285367, First Edition, Paperback, Brand New, 22 x 25.5 Cm 
In a delightful and thorough investigation, Linda Parry recalls the artistic genesis and glory of the Arts and Crafts movement's fabricmakers and their work. The author outlines the history of late- 19th-century England's textile industry, and shares her understanding of the atmosphere that gave rise to the Arts and Crafts Society. Printed Pages: 160 with numerous b/w and colour illustrations. 037585

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40 Textiles: A World Tour. Discovering Traditional Fabrics and Patterns

Catherine Legrand

Thames & Hudson, London, UK, 2008, 0500514399 / 9780500514399, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 24.8 x 26.9 Cm 
Pieced together much like the fine garments it portrays, this colourful volume guides the reader on an international textile tour, presenting in over 700 glorious photographs a raft of remarkable clothing, people and fabric from all over the world. Taking the reader from Vietnam to Benin, from Central America to Eastern Europe, the book is brimful of stunning costumes, sumptuous fabrics and breathtaking detail. Both an ethnographic textile map and a fabric-inspired travelogue, it explores and reveals many secrets about international textile crafts, including weaving, dyeing and appliqu? All designers as well as anyone who loves fashion will find this volume a huge source of inspiration, as will fans of off-the-beaten-track travel destinations. Printed Pages: 240 with over 700 colour illustrations. 027226

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41 Textiles: Collection of the Museum of International Folk Art

Bobbie Sumberg

GIBBS SMITH, Utah, USA, 2010, 1423606507 / 9781423606505, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 22.5 x 28.5 Cm 
Textiles explores the cultural meaning and exquisite workmanship found in the Museum of International Folk Art's vast collection that spans centuries and includes pieces from seventy countries around the world. Handcrafted work in beautiful, vivid colors typifies the clothing, hats, robes, bedding, and shoes that represent the lives and passions of the people who created and used them. Printed Pages: 240 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. 038016

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42 Textiles: The Soul of India

Hiroko Iwatate

Jyuryudo Art-Publishing Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, 2007, 4763007270 / 9784763007278, First Edition, Paperback, New, 21 x 30 Cm 
Printed Pages: 207 with numerous colour illustrations. 023548

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43 The Book of Silk

Philippa Scott

Thames & Hudson, London, UK, 1993, 0-500-23662-3 / 9780500236628, First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Very Good, 25 x 31 Cm 
The Book of Silk tells the rich history of this remarkable material through five millennia, reproducing hundreds of fabrics, furnishings and garments from all parts of the world. From ancient China, where the secret of reeling silkworm cocoons was first discovered, the narrative leads by the legendary Silk Routes to Byzantium and the Islamic world, to Ottoman Turkey and India - and on to the Renaissance, and the baroque and rococo silks of western Christendom. In modern times the fashion industry yields a wonderful array of designs, from Fortuny and Balenciaga, Poiret and Schiaparelli. At every stage, silk's status as the most prized fabric of all ensured that it drew the most creative talents of every period, from anonymous Chinese masters to the celebrated couturiers of France and Italy. A dazzling selection of illustrations, many drawn from private collections, reveals silk's omnipresence in couture and decoration, carpets, embroidery and even painting. Complete with a detailed reference section that includes terms and technical processes, collecting and care, galleries and museums, and a bibliography, The Book of Silk will appeal to anyone interested in history, fashion, beauty and textiles. Printed Pages: 256 with 274 illustrations, 180 in colour. Slightly rubbed dust jacket. 018285

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44 The Kashmir Shawl and Its Indo-French Influence

Frank Ames

Timeless Books, New Delhi, India, 1997, 1-85149-226-6, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 22.5 x 29 Cm 
Printed Pages: 375 with numerous colour and b/w photographs. 018072

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45 The Romance of the Cashmere Shawl

Monique Levi-Strauss

Mapin Publishing, Ahmedabad, India, 2002, 81-85822-91-3 / 9788185822914, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 24 x 31 Cm Massimo Listri 
Printed Pages: 192 with numerous colour illustrations. 017963

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46 The Sari

Mukulika Banerjee and Daniel Miller

Berg, Oxford, UK, 2004, 1-85973-732-3 / 9781859737323, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 22 x 24 Cm Dixie and Oroon Das 
Printed Pages: 277 with numerous colour illustrations. 030243

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47 The Sari: Styles. Patterns. History. Techniques

Linda Lynton

Thames & Hudson, London, UK, 1995, 0-500-01672-0 / 9780500016725, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 24 x 42 Cm 
Printed Pages: 208 with 470 illustrations, 206 in colour. 017882

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The Shining Cloth: Dress and Adornment That Glitters, Victoria Z. Rivers
48 The Shining Cloth: Dress and Adornment That Glitters

Victoria Z. Rivers

Thames & Hudson, London, UK, 1999, 0-500-28374-5 / 9780500283745, First Edition, Paperback, New, New, 25 Cms x 32 Cms 
Combining an artistís eye with an in-depth knowledge of textile techniques, Victoria Rivers draws on an extraordinary array of international research and anthropological studies to examine the lustrous qualities of silk and the special treatments that give fabrics shimmering qualities. She explores the use of gold, silver, metals, sequins, beads and mirrors for decoration, as well as showing how other gifts of nature ?shells, seeds, feathers and beetle wings ? are cleverly manipulated to simulate more precious materials. This marvellously illustrated, superbly designed and highly original odyssey through the worldís cultures is essential reading for anyone concerned with the history of textiles and contemporary fashion, as well as all those interested in the symbolism and rituals of traditional societies. Printed Pages: 192 with 287 colour illustrations. 003204

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49 Threads & Voices: Behind the Indian Textile Tradition

Laila Tyabji (ed.)

Marg Publications, Mumbai, India, 2007, 8185026793 / 9788185026794, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 23 x 29 Cm Siddhartha Das 
Printed Pages: 135 with numerous colour illustrations. 017661

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50 Trade, Temple and Court: Indian Textiles from the Tapi Collection

Ruth Barnes, Steven Cohen and Rosemary Crill

India Book House Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India, 2002, 81-7508-354-9 / 9788175083547, First Edition, Hardbound, New, New, 26 Cms x 36 Cms 
The Tapi collection brings together exceptional historical textiles that were treasured, not only by courtiers and royalty in India, but in markets spanning the globe from South-East Asia to Europe. Trade, Temple and Court:Indian Textiles from the Tapi Collection introduces for the first time several of the most outstanding textiles in the collection with detailed text and over 240 lavish illustrations. Gatefold spreads enhance the reader's understanding of even the larger textiles, while diagrams elucidate intricate structural and design elements. "The Tapi pieces encompass a range of materials and motifs, from 14 century cloth woven and dyed or printed in Gujarat for maritime communities in South-East Asia to the painted cottons and embroideries favoured by the Western market and pictorial pichhwais specially designed for religious use. The collection is particularly rich in rare early Kashmir shawls, as well as in 17 century articles for urban use, such as floorspreads, sashes and hangings. More recent examples of beautifully woven cotton jamdanis and silk Baluchari pieces are also included. "Noted textile scholars Ruth Barnes, Steven Cohen and Rosemary Crill have categorised the collection according to patronage and historical use, bringing fascinating insights to the realm of Indian textiles. Printed Pages: 238. 038131

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