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The Techniques of Indian Embroidery

Morrell, Anne

ISBN 10: 0713464100 / ISBN 13: 9780713464108
Published by B T Batsford Ltd, 1994
Used Condition: Good Hardcover
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Two stamps and a security sticker, light bumping and some wear on corners and top & bottom of spine, front hinge cracked but not broken. DJ in glassine, taped to boards, dewey sticker on spine, security sticker on upper front, bumped on corners and top & bottom of spine. 144 pgs, color and blk/wht illos. Bookseller Inventory # 7572

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Title: The Techniques of Indian Embroidery

Publisher: B T Batsford Ltd

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Book Type: Ex-Library

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For centuries India has been renowned for the diversity, quality and richness of its embroidered textiles. This book explores the traditions and development of Indian embroidery techniques, showing how they can provide inspiration for Western embroiderers today. An introduction to the historical development of Indian textiles, including the influences of local and regional traditions, is followed by chapters exploring individual techniques, such as quilting, counted-thread work, shisha (mirror) work, metal work, beading, applique and patchwork. A useful list of suppliers and embroidery collections to visit completes the book.

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Detailed instruction is not Morrell's forte. Instead, as befits her scholarly training, she traces the origins and evolution of a variety of Indian stitcheries, noting influences from many parts of the globe. Included in her discourses are examinations of traditional embroideries, from applique and quilting to white work and counted threadwork, as well as the fabric embellishment most associated with Indiamirror or shisha work. Also included are a verbal description of the how-tos, occasional illustrations of the actual stitches, and color photographs of finished garments and accessories. Best consult general dictionaries of stitchery or specific books on Far Eastern embroidery for general education. Barbara Jacobs

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