Samit and Lampas: Indian Motifs

A.E.D.T.A. 9.5 x 12.5", 220 pp., 55 plates, 40 in color, 12 color macrophotos, paper, Paris, 1997. Item #17077
ISBN: 2908864096

The unusual patterned silks subject of this publication - little known until fifteen years ago - have generated considerable interest. In the few studies published up to now, it was suggested that many of these textiles could have been created and woven in India. If such is the case, some could represent in fact the oldest known surviving examples of woven silk specimens from the subcontinent, probably dating from the 15th-16th century. Executed in the complex samit and lampas weaves, they offer the possibility of new avenues of research.

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