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Woven Cargoes: Indian Textiles in the East Hardcover – October, 1998

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Guy, curator of the Indian and South-East Asia Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), has written extensively on Indian and Southeast Asian culture as reflected in textiles, ceramics, and sculpture. Here, concentrating on the 17th and 18th centuries, he uses historical images of people and places as well as other art to examine the history of Indian cloth and to provide a context for studying its design. This research focuses on the trade of Indian cloth with the East, with chapters outlining the Asian trade before European intervention, the Malay world, Indonesia, Thailand, China, and Japan. The text discusses both the fine and coarsely painted and printed dyed cotton chintzes and patola, the double-ikat silk cloth, that were created for special markets and traded for the spices of the East by Asian, Arab, and European merchants. This beautifully photographed history of design and trade is for academic and specialized collections.AJudith Yankeilun Lind, Roseland Free P.L., NJ
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Examines the history of Indian cloth...beautifully photographed. -- Library Journal
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (October 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500018634
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500018637
  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 9.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,293,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As an owner of numerous rug and textile books, I sometimes find it difficult to find a book that offers insights/photos of historically important textiles that are not "must/have" textiles that typically show up at a Sothebys and Christies auction.

I have learned a lot by reading this book. It was recommended to me by a textile scholar.
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great book for history of textiles
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