Very Good in VG jacket. 0295962488 Dust jacket condition: VG. Very nice clean copy. We agree that no nation today enjoys so rich a craft tradition as does India. That few countries compare for wealth with the Indian state of Gujarat is less well known. This publication and its companion on Textiles of Gujarat will clarify this. Here on the northwest frontier was the confluence of many cultures, Aryan and Hellenic, Parthian and Mughal. The great religions-Buddhist, Hindu, Zoroastrian (Parsi), and Islamic-also conjoined here, leaving a backwash of ritual and custom, pattern and style. While the vastness of Gujarat includes the court of Baroda and cosmopolitan Ahmedabad, its great traditions rise from the earth and the villages. Rightly, this is the book's concentration. From an insider's point of view, we experience fine examples in excellent photographs contextually documenting ornament, its makers and In layman's English, with correct Indian terms, we read of Kutch and Saurashtra, of embroidery ranging from naive to magnificent, woven brocades, plangi, and patola the world-famous double ikats woven only in Patan. The book covers hand-raised and especially cast metals, pottery, and stone work-the renowned tracery screens. We see the carved wood balconies and house fronts still found in old cities. And we find the color of Gujarat: fiery and sometimes fierce, full-bodied, sensuous, and alive. Through it all come contact with a world more dynamic than most of us know. --Jack Larsen 192 pages.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 167 pages with 128 illustrations in color. Some soiling and wear to the edge. Some minor rubbing and wear to the dustcover and edge now protected with a mylar cover. Glossary.
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