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Traditional Embroideries of India

Shailaja D. Naik

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ISBN 10: 8170247314 / ISBN 13: 9788170247319
Published by APH Publishing, 2012
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Contents: Foreword. Preface. 1. Kantha of Bengal. 2. Kashida of Bihar. 3. Embroidery of Gujarat. 4. Chamba Rumal of Himachal. 5. Kasuti of Karnataka. 6. Kashida of Kashmir. 7. Embroidery of Manipur. 8. Applique Craft of Orissa. 9. Phulkari of Punjab. 10. Embroidery of Rajasthan. 11. Chikankari of Uttar Pradesh. 12. Metal embroidery. 13. Simple embroidery stitches. Bibliography. Index. Indians are world famous for their magnificent work manship and produced the most beautiful textiles and further decorated with embroidey and its variegated charms. Unity in diversity is not only through culture, custom, but also in costume and decoration. Each state has its unique embroidery expressing the life style of the people inhabited their occupation, custom, thoughts, beliefs and likings, history explains the influence of travelers artisans, artists, art of neighbouring countries and states on Indian embroidery. Persian art has a greater influence on designs and motifs, picked up from Tree of Life. Some states, have brought certain changes in their traditional embroidery as far as ground fabric, type of thread used, colours, motifs and articles prepared according to the taste and demand of the consumer. Hence, few states have built up this art on commercial scale, whereas on the other hand handicraft board in collaboration with the respective state government reviving the traditional art and installed the centers to train the young rural women folk to earn their livelihood. Bookseller Inventory # 100250

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Title: Traditional Embroideries of India

Publisher: APH Publishing

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

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