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The Indian Textile Sourcebook

Patterns and Techniques

Avalon Fotheringham



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Thames & Hudson
01 June 2019
Indian textile designs express dazzling inventiveness and creativity, from the woven silks of royalty to the simple block-printed patterns. This authoritative sourcebook overflows with colour and patterns to inspire and inform.

The introduction gives an overview of Indian textiles, including methods by which they were made and their intended uses. The book is divided into three chapters defined by pattern style: Florals, Figurative and Geometric. Each comprises an introduction to the style's history, and demonstrates the techniques of structure, surface and embellishment patterning. A wealth of cross-referencing by theme and process makes this a uniquely useful resource. Over 300 breathtaking and hugely varied designs are examined here in detail through close-up shots of the pattern and material alongside a thoughtful examination of the reverse of many fabrics, demonstrating different weaving techniques so that the reader can see precisely how the textile was made.
By:   Avalon Fotheringham
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 260mm,  Width: 200mm, 
Weight:   1.620kg
ISBN:   9780500480427
ISBN 10:   0500480427
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   01 June 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction * Floral * Figurative * Abstract and Geometric

Avalon Fotheringham is a curator in the Asian Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Her focus is on historic and contemporary South Asian textiles.

Reviews for The Indian Textile Sourcebook: Patterns and Techniques

'Brilliant ... a feast for the eyes' - House and Garden 'Expertly shows how Indian patterns have changed and evolved up to the present day ... a valuable resource' - Selvedge

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