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1 Buddhist Textiles of Laos, Lan Na and the Isan: The Iconography of Design Elements

Frederick W. Bunce

D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2004, 81-246-0250-6 / 9788124602508, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 29 Cms x 23 Cms 
Textiles from Laos, Lan Na and the Isan are prized for their artistic brilliance and aesthetic beauty. They speak volumes on a weaving tradition that has evolved through centuries and shaped the socio-cultural life of the people associated with it. This book studies the iconography of the design elements typically employed by craftspersons of textiles from these areas: it deals with their art of weaving, various textile forms to be found in the region and the suitable and inherently powerful motifs woven. With numerous splendid illustrations of the designs, it involves study of design elements on articles of daily use as well as those used for ceremonial purposes and the kind of forms and iconography depicted ?like ancestor figures, animal and plant forms, water creatures, objects used in ceremonies and geometric forms. Viewing Buddhism as the prime influence upon the objects though Hinduism is also an important referent, it explores the symbols the design elements involve and their many meanings and the dimensions they encompass ?their fertility-related, religious and universal associations, for instance. The designs considered in the study are based upon the square grid and the design elements are shown in the typical graph form employed by weavers. It also gives Indian (Sanskrit) and Thai equivalents for English terms of plant and animal species and clarifies a number of terms all of which make this painstakingly-conducted research a thorough work on the subject. The book will be very useful to scholars of Textile designs, Buddhist art and culture; and the cultural traditions of South-east Asia. Printed Pages: 454 with 98 plates and 457 figures. 015247

Price: 55.99 USD
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2 Chinese Textiles: Victoria & Albert Museum. Far Eastern Series

Verity Wilson

V & A Publications, London, UK, 2005, 1-85177-438-6 / 9781851774388, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 22.5 x 25.5 Cm 
Printed Pages: 128 with numerous colour illustrations. 013607

Price: 60.00 USD
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3 Dhurrie: Flatwoven Rugs of India

Shyam Ahuja with Meera Ahuja and Mridula Maluste

India Book House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 1999, 81-7508-111-2 / 9788175081116, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 27 Cms x 35 Cms David Desouza 
Printed Pages: 272 with numerous colour illustrations. 001146

Price: 68.00 USD
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Handcrafted Indian Textiles: Tradition and Beyond, Rta Kapur Chisti and Rahul Jain; Gen. Ed.: Martan Singh
4 Handcrafted Indian Textiles: Tradition and Beyond

Rta Kapur Chisti and Rahul Jain; Gen. Ed.: Martan Singh

Roli Books, New Delhi, India, 2000, 81-7436-084-0 / 9788174360847, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 32 Cms x 32 Cms 
Handcrafted Indian textiles, steeped in tradition, are the living heritage of the glory of India. The decade spanning 1980-1990 witnessed a renaissance in the promotion and revival of techniques, some of which were in danger of becoming extinct. Warps and wefts underwent a transformation, with assorted weaves being combined to produce 'new from the old'. Written and edited by renowed names in textile design, this book is, indeed, a treasure for both the textile aficionado and designer. Printed Pages: 150 with numerous colour illustrations. 000548

Price: 53.00 USD
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5 Mantles of Merit: Chin Textiles from Myanmar, India and Bangladesh

David W. & Barbara G. Fraser

River Books, Bangkok, Thailand, 2005, 974-9863-01-1 / 9789749863015, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 23 Cms x 29 Cms 
Printed Pages: 288 with numerous colour and b/w photographs. 012007

Price: 69.00 USD
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6 Pashmina

Anamika Pathak

Roli Books, New Delhi, India, 2004, 81-7436-239-8 / 9788174362391, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 9 x 9 Inches National Museum, New Delhi and Victoria & Albert Museum, London 
A four-thousand-year-old sandstone bust depicts a bearded priest covering his left shoulder with a shawl or mantle. Even today Indian men wear shawls similarly. In fact, the woollen tradition in India spans more than four millennia, right from the days of the ancient Indus civilization. Pashmina is an adventure of considerable scope and daring, taking you through a grand tour of the finest fabric known to the world. Its subject matter is nothing less than Indian textile history brought up to date with the patterns and colours of present-day attire. At first, the book presents an overview: the royal patronage that nourished the industry, the techniques that went into the making of a pashmina shawl, the slow and subtle evolution of brilliant motifs. It then goes on to present a more detailed picture: individual patterns, their differences in style, and their continuity with or departure from tradition. A brilliantly illustrated book, Pashmina brings out vividly, in colour and in detail, the particular inspiration that guides each thread within a pashmina fabric. Printed Pages: 144 with numerous colour photographs. 011769

Price: 11.60 USD
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7 Textile Style: The Art of Using Antique and Exotic Fabrics to Decorate Your Home

Caroline Clifton-Mogg

Bulfinch Press, London, UK, 2000, 0-8212-2684-3 / 9780821226841, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 25 Cms x 30 Andrew Wood 
Printed Pages: 192 with numerous colour illustrations. 004672

Price: 35.00 USD
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8 Textiles of Southeast Asia: Tradition, Trade and Transformation (Revised Edition)

Robyn Maxwell

Periplus, 2003, 0-7946-0104-9 / 9780794601041, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 23 Cms x 29 Cms 
Printed Pages: 432 with numerous colour illustrations. 007904

Price: 75.00 USD
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9 The Riverbank Collection: Silk Rugs from Turkey to Persia

Leonard Harrow with Jack Franses

Scorpion Cavendish, London, UK, 1996, 1-900269-10-4 / 9781900269100, First Edition, Hard Cover, Very Good, Good, 26.5 Cms x 35 Cms 
Printed Pages: 64 with numerous colour and b/w plates. Rubbed and slightly torn dust-jacket. 011009

Price: 50.00 USD
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