Sacred Textiles of India

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Synopsis: Sacred Textiles of India delves into the mystical associations of Indian textiles, from traditional Gujarat torans meant to welcome and guard the threshold to ikat weavings implying the ability to resist the world's illusionary temptations. One of the most foundational traditions in man's technical and creative evolution, textiles are embedded in South Asian philosophical concepts, myths, practices of worship and ceremonial rites of passage.

Essays by prominent scholars explore the general significance of textiles as well as the more specific roles of cloth in particular geographic regions. Those mesmerized by the beauty of Indian fabrics will enjoy this study of the deeper conceptual importance of textiles and its beautiful accompanying images.

Review: [E]dited by one of the best known Indian names in the field of textiles—Jasleen Dhamija—is a wonderful window to the tradition of fabrics, the creation of which was once considered an act of worship. (The Hindu, July 24 2014)

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Title: Sacred Textiles of India
Publisher: Marg Foundation
Publication Date: 2014
Binding: Hardcover
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Book Description The Marg Foundation, Mumbai, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: New. 108pp. With 108 color illustrations., Fabrics play a vital role in the ceremonies that mark every stage of religious, cultural and social life in India. Traditionally, the creation of a textile is considered an act of worship, and the wearing of sacred cloths is an important aspect of rites of passage. The book begins with an overview of the ritual importance of textiles through the major religions of India and an exploration of ikat, the ?magical? textile common to many cultures of the world. Subsequent articles present pioneering research on the Islamic and Buddhist textiles of Ladakh; the ritual garments of the Parsi Zoroastrians; the representation of sacred trees in the kanthas of Bengal; the Hindu, Islamic and Christian traditions of Goa; and the significance of the torans of Gujarat and Rajasthan. The final chapter studies the fabrics imported from India which are indispensable in the ceremonies of the Kalabari of Nigeria. This range of unusual themes explored by textile experts and designers is a first step in presenting some of the unique sacred textile traditions of India, while recognizing that nnumerable others await study and documentation. Seller Inventory # 283817

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Book Description Marg Publications, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: New. Fabrics play a vital role in the ceremonies that mark every stage of religious, cultural and social life in India. Traditionally, the creation of a textile is considered an act of worship, and the wearing of sacred cloths is an important rite of passage. The book begins with an overview of the ritual importance of textiles through the major religions of India and an exploration of ikat, the ‚ magical‚ textile common to many cultures of the world. Subsequent articles present pioneering research on the Islamic and Buddhist textiles of Ladakh; the ritual garments of the Parsi Zoroastrians; the representation of sacred trees in the kanthas of Bengal; the Hindu, Islamic and Christian traditions of Goa; and the significance of the torans of Gujarat and Rajasthan. The final chapter studies the fabrics imported from India which are indispensable in the ceremonies of the Kalabari of Nigeria. This range of unusual themes presented by textile experts and designers is a first step in presenting some of the unique sacred textile traditions of India, while recognizing that innumerable others await study and documentation. Printed Pages: 108. Seller Inventory # 77589BV

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Book Description Marg Publications, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: New. Fabrics play a vital role in the ceremonies that mark every stage of religious, cultural and social life in India. Traditionally, the creation of a textile is considered an act of worship, and the wearing of sacred cloths is an important rite of passage. The book begins with an overview of the ritual importance of textiles through the major religions of India and an exploration of ikat, the ‚ magical‚ textile common to many cultures of the world. Subsequent articles present pioneering research on the Islamic and Buddhist textiles of Ladakh; the ritual garments of the Parsi Zoroastrians; the representation of sacred trees in the kanthas of Bengal; the Hindu, Islamic and Christian traditions of Goa; and the significance of the torans of Gujarat and Rajasthan. The final chapter studies the fabrics imported from India which are indispensable in the ceremonies of the Kalabari of Nigeria. This range of unusual themes presented by textile experts and designers is a first step in presenting some of the unique sacred textile traditions of India, while recognizing that innumerable others await study and documentation. Printed Pages: 108. Seller Inventory # 77589

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Book Description Marg Foundation, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Contents: 1. Introduction/Jasleen Dhamija. 2. Ritual Textiles and the cult of Ikat/Jasleen Dhamija. 3. Duguma s legacy: Sacred textiles in Ladakh/Monisha Ahmed. 4. Sacred Armour: Ritual garments of the Parsi Zoroastrians/Shernaz Cama and Ashdeen Z. Lilaowala. 5. The depiction of sacred trees on the Kanthas of Bengal/Paola Manfredi. 6. Touched by Gods and Saints: Goa s sacred textiles and vestments/Wendell Rodricks. 7. The Torans of Gujarat and Rajasthan: Meanings and origins/Victoria Z. Rivers. 8. The sacred use of Indian Textiles by the Kalabari of Nigeria/Joanne B. Eicher. Index. Contributors. Fabrics play a vital role in the rituals and ceremonies that mark every stage of religious, cultural and social life in India. Traditionally, the creation of a textile is considered an act of worship, and the wearing of sacred cloths is an important aspect of rites of passage, invoking the strength of the creative act as well as divine protection. The book begins with an overview of the ritual importance of textiles through the major religions of India and an exploration of the cult of ikat, the magical textile common to many cultures of the world. Subsequent articles present pioneering research on the Islamic and Buddhist textiles of Ladakh; the ritual garments, sudreh and kusti, of the Parsi Zoroastrians; the representation of sacred trees in the kantha embroidery of West Bengal and Bangladesh; the Hindu, Islamic and Christian traditions of Goa including the use of carved ivory combined with embroidery, unique in the world; and the significance of door-hangings or torans of Gujarat and Rajasthan, which contrast vividly with the region s desert landscape. The final chapter studies the checked and plaid madras, striped silks and embroidered velvets used by the Kalabari people of Nigeria, who for centuries have prized these textiles imported from India that are indispensable in ceremonies related to life events. This range of unusual themes explored by textiles experts and designers reflects the deep connections between human consciousness and the making of sacred fabrics, that have existed from time immemorial and continue till today. The book is a first step in presenting some of the unique sacred textile traditions of India, while recognizing that innumerable others await study and documentation. (jacket). Seller Inventory # 112821

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