Silk Brocades

Silk Brocades

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Author: Yashodhara Agrawal
Publisher: Roli Books
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 144
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.



Historical Perspective

Ancient & Medieval Silk Fabrics

Expansion of the Silk Brocade Industry

Development of Pattern

Brocade Weaving

Southern and Western Indian Brocades

Brocades of North India

Varanasi: A Special Reference