Textiles of India

An Ancient Asian Textile Journey

Title:
Textiles of India

Author:
Helmut & Heidi Neumann

Publisher:
Prestel

Textiles of India

This lavishly illustrated book takes the reader on a journey throughout the Indian subcontinent to explore the history and traditions of its textiles. Dating back to the fifth millennium BC, Indian textiles were made using a wide range of techniques and show an extraordinary level of artistry. Each section of the book focuses on a different region of India, examining not only distinct patterns and processes, but also the roles textiles have played in daily life, from household, dowry and devotional pieces to exquisite materials crafted for rich patrons.