Indian Textiles: 1000 Years of Art and Design

Indian Textiles: 1000 Years of Art and Design

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Exhibition Catalog

Karun Thakar et al. George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., 2022, 2021. Published in association with Hali Publications, London.

416 pp. (4 foldout). Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 32 x 29 cm. In English. Hardcover.

ISBN 9781898113966

The book features items from one of the world’s foremost private collections of Indian textiles, the Karun Thakar Collection, together with key pieces from two recently united American collections, The Textile Museum and the Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection in Washington, DC. The book and accompanying exhibition offer a unique approach to understanding Indian textile culture through reference to three distinct traditions: abstract, floral and figurative design. With essays by three leading international Indian textile curators, the publications the focus on textile ornament rather than date, region, usage, or technique provides new perspective and scholarship on this ancient artistic tradition. The book will highlight the tradition’s remarkable diversity, with objects ranging from folk embroideries to Mughal courtly weavings, and from early textiles traded to Egypt and Southeast Asia to 18th-century chintzes exported to Europe.

Subject Headings: Asian Art (traditional) ; Non-Western Art -- India -- Textile/Fiber Arts --

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