Costume, Textiles and Jewellery of India: Traditions in Rajasthan. Vandana Bhandari.

Costume, Textiles and Jewellery of India: Traditions in Rajasthan

Mercury Books. 10 x 13", 215 pp., profusely illustrated in color, garment analysis, glossary and index, bibliography, illustrated endpapers, boards, d.j., London, 2005. Item #32802
ISBN: 1904668895

Costumes, Textiles and Jewellery of India unravels the beautiful and sophisticated language of traditional Indian Costume, in this detailed study of the complex role played by clothing and ornamentation in Indian society. It focuses on the state of Rajasthan, one of India's most celebrated and historically rich regions. Compiled over more than fifteen years of research, this fascinating volume explores how Indian costume reflects the wearer's marital status, occupation, seasonal changes and religious commitment, serving as an />essential symbol of their identity and ancestry. /> />Sumptuously illustrated with dozens of full-color photographs, this is an essential book for all those interested in Indian style as well as those reflecting on the cultural, social, historic and technical aspects of textiles, costumes and ornamentation.

A special section describes rare and complex textile techniques, the nuances of clothing and color and its usage among various social groups. In addition, the section on garment analysis includes measurements and patterns of commonly worn garments.

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