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TEXTILES OF THE BANJARA: CLOTH AND CULTURE OF A WANDERING TRIBE. Charllotte Kwon and Tim McLaughlin. Thames and Hudson Inc., New York, 2016. 192 pp. with 242 ills. (212 col.). 31 x 24 cm. LC 2015-943664 ISBN 9780500518373 In English.
Publisher's description: The Banjara, an ethnic group composed of semi-nomadic tribes found throughout the Indian subcontinent, are renowned for their highly colorful textiles. Embellished with mirrors, shells, and intricate embroidery, Banjara work displays a surprisingly modern aesthetic. Created to showcase embroidery skill, protect the owner from harm, and channel auspicious powers, the Banjara technique is unique in India and is a celebration of the strength of the women who practice it. This is the first book devoted to the traditional clothing and embroidery of the Banjara, illuminating their long history and investigating their links with the European Roma.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — India — Textile/Fiber Arts, Costume/Fashion
Plans: 70,54
Worldwide Number: 169652
Hardcover $50.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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