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Author Askari, Nasreen, author.

Title The flowering desert : textiles from Sindh / Nasreen Askari and Hasan Askari.

Publication Info. London : Paul Holberton Publishing ; Karachi : Mohatta Palace Museum, 2019.


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    677.0095 ASK    Available
Description 168 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 28 cm
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Summary A lavishly illustrated volume of Pakistani textiles of extraordinary colour and vibrancy from one of the most arid areas on Earth. 'The Flowering Desert: Textiles from Sindh' focuses on a private collection of textiles from Sindh, Pakistan, which, according to some scholars, was the crucible in which the textile traditions of Gujarat and Rajasthan were forged. Sindhi textiles are unique inasmuch as they reflect a dimension that combines the harshness of the terrain with a quest for a mythical and unattainable beauty. The collection is recognised as being of outstanding merit and some of it has featured in exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. In addition to sumptuous reproductions of 120 remarkable objects the book includes contextual photographs of textiles in use.
Subject Textile fabrics -- Pakistan.
Textile crafts -- Pakistan.
Added Author Askari, Hasan, author.
Added Title Textiles from Sindh
ISBN 9781911300717 hardback
1911300717 hardback

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