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Traditional Indian Handcrafted Textiles (In 2 Volumes)

Anjali Karolia (Author)

This two-volume set of books puts forth various traditional hand-painted, printed, and resist-dyed textiles from different regions of India. It focuses on examining the history of textile traditions and their characteristic features. Volume I analyses the techniques of painting, printing and resist dyeing. It includes documenting and understanding processes, colours, materials, and motifs with their symbolism. Volume II analyses various traditional handwoven textiles from different regions of India. It explains the techniques of weaving and types of looms used. It includes documenting and understanding the weaving processes, colours, raw materials, and motifs used in Indian handwoven textiles. Over 1000 photographs and illustrations have been provided, over the two volumes, to help the readers identify the textiles. This is a comprehensive text, written in a structured and understandable manner as a ready reference for all students, research scholars, and academicians in the field of clothing, textiles, and design.

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About the author

Anjali Karolia

Anjali Karolia (PhD) is the Dean, Faculty of Family and Community Sciences, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. She has been the former Head, Department of Clothing and Textiles (2009–17) and a founder member in setting up of the Institute of Fashion Technology at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. During her illustrious career, of over 36 years of research and teaching experience, she has received a total of 8 fellowships and awards. As the recipient of the Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer fellowship she has been affiliated to the Department of Textiles, Apparel and Design, University of Nebraska, Lincoln and was the primary Instructor for a graduate course, ‘Indian Textiles and Costumes—Perspectives and Potential’. Widely travelled, she has delivered a number of talks, presented a number of papers, and held exhibitions in different forums and conferences, departments and museums in India and abroad. She has over 75 research papers published in International and National research journals of repute to her credit. Her area of research interests are natural dyes and printing, minor fibers, value addition, product diversification, and traditional textiles and costumes.

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Title Traditional Indian Handcrafted Textiles (In 2 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 25.10.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Niyogi Books
Language: English
isbn 9789385285486
length 686p., 240 x 176mm.