Textiles Of The Banjara: Cloth And Culture Of A Wandering Tribe by Charllotte KwonTextiles Of The Banjara: Cloth And Culture Of A Wandering Tribe by Charllotte Kwon

Textiles Of The Banjara: Cloth And Culture Of A Wandering Tribe

byCharllotte Kwon

Hardcover | March 29, 2016

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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.
Rosemary Crill is a Senior Curator in the Asian Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
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Title:Textiles Of The Banjara: Cloth And Culture Of A Wandering TribeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 12.25 × 9.25 × 0.94 inPublished:March 29, 2016Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0500518378

ISBN - 13:9780500518373

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the first full volume dedicated to the traditional clothing of the Banjara…. This book presents beautiful, full-color photographs of these exquisite designs, alongside photograph descriptions, cultural and technological research, and historical information. — ProtoView

without doubt one of the best books on the history and techniques of the Banjara designs….must-have for all designers — The Washington Bookreview