Embroidery from India and Pakistan (Fabric Folios)

By: Paine, Sheila

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Book Condition: Fine


Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind.


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Focusing on over 20 textiles from the British Museum's fabulous collection, this book explores the wonderful folk embroidery of Indian and Pakistan--in particular the domestic work made by women for their own dowry or family. Illustrated in full and in detail, these richly decorated items--costumes and household textiles--will provide designers at all levels with inspiration for new and unexpected ways of using color and pattern in their own work.

In her fascinating introduction the author brings the pieces to life by setting them within their social and cultural context, including information ont he protective and talismanic roles of embroidery and the tribal variations in stitch, pattern, and color. In addition, brief commentaries highlight the design features and a technical glossary supports the main text so you can rely on the book for eye-catching patterns as well as refer to it for specific information.

Title: Embroidery from India and Pakistan (Fabric Folios)

Author: Paine, Sheila

Categories: Textiles,

Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr: 2001

ISBN Number: 0295981369

ISBN Number 13: 9780295981369

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Type: Textiles

Seller ID: 144579