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Textiles of the Banjara Charlotte Kwon

Textiles of the Banjara By Charlotte Kwon

Textiles of the Banjara by Charlotte Kwon


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The Banjara - an ethnic group composed of nomadic tribes, centered in the Indian state of Rajasthan - are renowned for their highly colourful textiles, often embellished with mirrors and intricate embroidery and produced from natural resources. This book is devoted to the traditions and embroidery of the Banjara.

Textiles of the Banjara Summary

Textiles of the Banjara: Cloth and Culture of a Wandering Tribe by Charlotte Kwon

The Banjara - an ethnic group composed of nomadic tribes, centered in the Indian state of Rajasthan - are renowned for their highly colourful textiles, often embellished with mirrors and intricate embroidery and produced from natural resources. Created to satisfy the needs of the tribe, occasionally incorporating shells, beads, mirrors, and tassels for decoration, the Banjara technique is unique in India and a celebration of the strength of the women who practise it. Recent genetic and linguistic evidence supports ties between the Banjara and the European Roma, eliciting much debate about the exact nature of the connection. This is the first book to be devoted to the traditions and embroidery of the Banjara, illuminating their history and investigating their links with the European Roma. Photographs by documentary photographer Tim McLaughlin illustrate the highest quality pieces of Banjara embroidery and costume, both historic and contemporary, and are accompanied by a foreword by Rosemary Crill, a senior curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and an appendix of line drawings.

Textiles of the Banjara Reviews

'This book should be required reading for anyone who does not consider that textiles are a subject for serious study' - Selvedge

About Charlotte Kwon

Charlotte Kwon is director of the Maiwa Textile Symposium, owner of Maiwa Handprints Ltd, and director of the Maiwa Foundation. In 2002 she curated an exhibition of tribal embroideries from the Kutch Desert. Tim McLaughlin is a professional photographer and writer. In collaboration with Charllotte Kwon he has edited and co-directed four documentary films.

Table of Contents

Foreword * 1. A strong Thread: The Banjara and their Embroidery * 2. History of a Wandering Tribe * 3. Embroidery: Song of the Cloth * 4. Banjara Style: Clothing and Ornament * 5. Revival: New Masters of the Art * Appendix: Line Drawings

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GOR012460563
9780500518373
0500518378
Textiles of the Banjara: Cloth and Culture of a Wandering Tribe by Charlotte Kwon
Used - Like New
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2016-02-01
192
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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