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Author Kwon, Charllotte, author.

Title Textiles of the Banjara : cloth and culture of a wandering tribe / Charllotte Kwon and Tim McLaughlin.

Publication Info. London : Thames & Hudson, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    746.0899 KWO    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Description 191 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 31 cm
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Summary "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"--Back cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-188) and index.
Contents A strong thread: the Banjara and their embroidery -- History: empire of the caravan -- Embroidery: song of the cloth -- Banjara style: clothing and ornament -- Revival: new masters of the art.
Subject Textile fabrics -- India -- Rajasthan.
Embroidery -- India -- Rajasthan.
Lambadi (Indic people) -- Clothing.
Lambadi (Indic people) -- Social life and customs.
Added Author McLaughlin, Tim, author.
ISBN 9780500518373

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