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INDIAN COTTON TEXTILES: SEVEN CENTURIES OF CHINTZ FROM THE KARUN THKAR COLLECTION. John Guy and Karun Thakar. ACC Art Books, Antique Collectors' Club Ltd, Woodbridge, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Antique Collectors' Club, New York. 172 pp. (2 foldout) with 137 ills. (134 col.). 31 x 27 cm. ISBN 9781851498093 In English.
Publisher's description: India has been at the heart of the global trade in textiles since ancient times, and cotton has been at the heart of the Subcontinent's economy for millennia. Indian dyed and painted cottons were admired in and traded to the Far East and the Mediterranean world for many generations before European interest in chintz created a new market. The trade in Indian cloth flourished due to the ability of its craftsmen to create a multitude of detailed and expressive patterns with strong and fast colors. Such textiles gained high esteem among the elite at home and abroad, ultimately acquiring heirloom status. Karun Thakar has been collecting textile art for more than 30 years, and has one of the world's leading private collections from the Indian Subcontinent, with costume and fabrics from the 14th century through to the early 20th.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — India — Textile/Fiber Arts
Plans: 73,54
Worldwide Number: 167859
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