Brilliantly coloured and intricately patterned draped garments are part of the cultural heritage of India and Pakistan. This illustrated survey of these textiles contains fine examples from public and private collections from India.'
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For centuries, people in the West have been fascinated by the beautiful textiles imported from India and Pakistan. Here, the colorful hues, patterns, and embroideries of flat textiles are explored. Ordinary people traditionally wrap these materials around their bodies as turbans, shawls, women's dresses (saris), and waist sashes or hang them as canopies and spreads, uses that are all illustrated here. Askari and Arthur co-curated the exhibit on which this book is based, and Arthur gives a fascinating account of how the mills in Europe actually copied South Asian cloth and exported it back (e.g., "Paisley shawls" were made in Paisley, Scotland). A map of the Indian subcontinent is included but not the iconography or the details of weaving techniques as shown in Linda Lynton's splendid but hard-to-find The Sari: Styles Patterns, History, Techniques (o.p.). Still, this is a well-priced introduction to appreciation of the rich cultures of the regions as evidenced in their textiles. Recommended for both academic and public libraries.ATherese Duzinkiewicz Baker, Western Kentucky Univ. Libs., Bowling Green
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Buchbeschreibung London : Merrell Holberton, 1999. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. 128 S. Ein gutes und sauberes Exemplar. - Of the enormous range of textiles used in the South Asian subcontinent, for daily or ceremonial use, single lengths of uncut cloth are certainly the most versatile and the most popular In their diverse forms, they reflect the aesthetic ideals of the groups who live in this large geographical area. Evolution in style and adornment notwithstanding, the primary function of an unsewn length of cloth continues unchanged, whether as sari, shawl, waistcloth, turban, sash, spread or wrap. Draped garments worn by groups within the subcontinent were affected by influences from West and Central Asia that accompanied invasions, trade and immigrant groups before the first millennium BC.These influences may have led to the adoption of stitched garments such as trousers and jackets that were better suited to the newcomers' horse-riding culture and climate.Today the eastern and southern areas of the subcontinent continue to adhere to traditional styles of draped costume, principally the sari for women, with the loincloth (dhoti) and shoulder cloths (uttariya) for men, while the north and western regions have adopted stitched garments more widely. ISBN 9781858940830 Wir versenden am Tag der Bestellung von Montag bis Freitag. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Mit zahlr. farb. Abb. Broschiert. Artikel-Nr. 924148