Largely unappreciated , the traditional flatwoven Indian dhurrie has long been overshadowed by the luxuriant Mughal pile carpets. For the first time the dhurrie is given the prominence it deserves. Transcending social boundaries the dhurrie was used by commoner and royalty alike - at its simplest it was a multi-purpose textile used as floor covering, bedding or packaging. At its most elaborate, however, woven with the finest fibres and enhanced with gold threads, it graced the palaces of royalty. This pioneering work traces the dhurrie back into the mists of prehistoric India with beautifully reproduced photographs of extant examples through the centuries. It pays particular attention to the design and colouring of dhurries from classic stripes to ornate geometrical designs as well as pictorial dhurries. The many stages of dhurrie making are comprehensively covered - from the selection and dying of the yarn to the final processes of weaving, washing and finishing. A particular feature is the coverag
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Buchbeschreibung Mumbai, India Book House Limited, 1999. 271 S., Leinen, Quart, Schutzumschlag,unzählige farbige abb., nahezu neuwertig, ( originalverschweißt ), Artikel-Nr. 01318c
Buchbeschreibung India Book House Ltd - Antique Collectors Club, 1999. 1st edition.. Decorated boards, dj, F/F. 272pp, illustrated with over 300 colour illustrations, index, a nice fine as new copy. Well illustrated guide to the flatweave rugs produced in India. Covers the history & development of the rugs & their social context. 2250 grams. Artikel-Nr. 14137