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Indian Carpets: A Hand Knotted Heritage

 
Asha Rani Mathur (Author)
Synopsis The high technical accomplishments of classical carpets and their luxiurious materials astonished the world; today, more than four centruies later, India remains a major producer of fine quality handknotted carpets. This book in five part briefly looks at the history and craft of the carpet in India and its design inspirations, from the early Persian influence to the evolved Indian style. The main production centres are also viewed. Apart from the pile carpet, an account of durries, their antiquity, decline and revival, is also given. Lavishly illustrated with colour photographs from a number of sources, from museums to weaving villages, this book is a glimpse of one of the most celebrated of Indian textile arts.
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About the author

Asha Rani Mathur

Asha Rani Mathur has been associated with both books and music. A freelance writer and editor, she has worked on inflight magazines, edited and produced books on aspects of Indian life and culture as well as art catalogues and written on subjects as far apart as restaurant food and ancient India. She has also scripted documentaries for television. In music, she has been associated with the Music Today label as producer of many of their classical albums and fusion series.

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Bibliographic information

Title Indian Carpets: A Hand Knotted Heritage
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rupa & Co.
Language: English
isbn 8129103095
length 96p., Col. Plates; Bibliography; 22cm.