This book tells the full story of the Kashmir shawl, how it migrated to Europe in the 1800s and how the key pattern of the boteh evolved. With its beginnings under the Mughal emperors in Kashmir, the industry continued under Afghan rule, with an explosion of new designs during the Sikh period, until it fell into decline under the rule of the Dogra Rajahs. Frank Ames, a textile dealer himself, stresses the importance of the French connection in the nineteenth century and the cross-fertilisation of ideas engendered by the strong demands of European fashion whose love of the Oriental produced the rival Jacquard shawl. Changing fashions at the end of that century saw the demise of the shawl. The shawls are classified by stylistic period and an illustrated guide is included in the book to show the chronological development of designs. This will help the collector to date shawls more accurately as the boteh changes from a recognisable flower blossom to an abstract symbol.
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After an earlier career in electronic engineering, where Frank Ames worked on NASA's lunar space project, a rapid shift in events enabled him to pursue his long-held passion for rare and decorative textiles. In Paris in 1972 he established himself as an active dealer in the art of textiles from around the world and was instrumental in creating specialised sales of entire collections.Review:
Immediately attractive... a wealth of mind-boggling facts! The collector of Kashmir shawls, students of the history of design and the ordinary reader will find the book useful and instructive. WORLD OF INTERIORS
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Book Description Antique Collectors Club, London, 1988. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Dust Jacket. 347 pp. Tightly bound. Two corners are lightly bumped. Text is free of markings. No ownership markings. NOTE: There are two small areas on the back end paper that have a sticky residue on it. Maybe from old stickers but I am not sure. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 018620
Book Description Antique Collectors Club Ltd, Woodbridge, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. HARDBACK. Condition: VG in VG dust jacket. Book weighs 1.62 kilos and would require additional postage for overseas destinations. Bookseller Inventory # 016577
Book Description Antique Collectors Club Ltd, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001017724
Book Description Antique Collectors Club Ltd, England, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Revised Edition. 348 page hardcover with many color (86) and b/w (262) and line drawings (33). Dust jacket is bright, complete and clean. Full light green cloth exterior with title on spine and front cover in gold. Interior has prior owner name on inside end paper, otherwise unmarked, tight and clean. The end papers are maps showing "Shawl Routes of the Orient.". Bookseller Inventory # 529855
Book Description Antique Collectors' Club, Suffolk, 1988. hardcover. Book Condition: fine. Dust Jacket Condition: fine. Reprint. Numerous illustrations in color & in black & white. 347 pages. Short 4to, green cloth, d.w. (Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988). Revised and expanded edition. A fine copy in a fine dust wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 271824
Book Description Antique Collectors Club Ltd, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Rev Sub. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 1851490795