Author: Yashodhara Agrawal
Publisher: Roli Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174362584
The narrative shows how Indian silk brocades grew to become world famous. Richly textured visuals accompany the words throughout, greatly adding to the understanding and appeal of the subject.
Textiles have been produced by almost every advanced culture over the centuries-the Hellenic, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Achaemidian, Sassanian, Assyrian, Chinese, and Indian. But, they have hardly been the focus of serious study.
Silk Brocades promises to remedy that. Rummaging through the cupboard of Indian history, it finds patterns that have persisted through three to four thousand years, textiles inbued with religious symbols, silk-weaving centres which were the incubators of the tradition, and royal workshops that created the finest brocades.
Ancient & Medieval Silk Fabrics
Expansion of the Silk Brocade Industry
Development of Pattern
Southern and Western Indian Brocades
Brocades of North India
Varanasi: A Special Reference