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Woven Cargoes - Indian Textiles in the East

Guy, John

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ISBN 10: 0500018634 / ISBN 13: 9780500018637
Published by Thames & Hudson, London, England, 1998
Condition: New- Hardcover
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192 pages - in English - 241 illustrations, incl. 145 in color - for over 1,000 years India exported its textiles to southeast and east Asia in return for spices, timber and minerals - its famous chintzes, patterned cottons and tie-dyed silk patolas were reserved for sovereigns, nobility and ceremonial occasions - a curator of the Victoria & Albert Museum, itself possessor of a fine collection of textiles, describes the Indian-east Asian silk trade, techniques, production centers, the Malay world, Indonesia, "cloths in the fashion of Siam", China, "Strange Panteinges" or the Japan trade and much more - notes, biblio., radiocarbon-dated Indian textiles, glossary, list of illustrations and index. Bookseller Inventory # 006663

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Title: Woven Cargoes - Indian Textiles in the East

Publisher: Thames & Hudson, London, England

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Gilt Embossed Cloth

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Dazzling cloths present a visual record of the trade in Indian textiles to Southeast and East Asia. With a focus on the 17th and 18th centuries, Guy (deputy curator, Victoria and Albert Museum) examines the history of the cloth-for-spices trade, describes the techniques of textile production, and then looks in detail at the place of imported clothes in the Malay world, Indonesia, Thailand, and Japan. The volume contains 145 beautiful color illustrations as well as 96 b&w photographs and illustrations. Oversize: 9.25x12<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Deputy Curator of the Indian and Southeast Asian Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, John Guy is the author and editor of many books, including Arts of India and Indian Art and Connoisseurship.

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