Handmade in India, A Geographic Encyclopedia of Indian Handicrafts

Handmade in India, A Geographic Encyclopedia of Indian Handicrafts

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Baker & Taylor
India's cultural diversity is reflected in a range of Indian handicrafts that celebrates products made with the help of simple, indigenous tools by craftspeople with a strong fabric of tradition, aesthetic and artistry.

Perseus Publishing
Handmade in India examines all aspects of Indian handicrafts?historical, social, and cultural influences on crafts, design and craft processes, traditional and new markets, products, and tools?unraveling a wealth of knowledge. Based on extensive fieldwork and research, this work maps out the regional crafts identified across the country on the basis of prevailing craftwork patterns. It is closely woven with images to reveal the array of crafts in India, enabling the reader to discern subtle, sometimes unusual, differences in the same craft practiced by distinct regions or communities. Some of these are well known, like the woodwork of Kashmir, blue pottery of Jaipur, and the bamboo craft of Assam. The authors also describe lesser-known crafts like stitched boots from Ladakh, paintings from Jharkhand, and tinsel printing in Ahmedabad.

With its extensive photography, this unique volume will be a tremendous resource for product and textile designers, artists, architects, interior designers, collectors, development professionals, and connoisseurs alike.


Blackwell North Amer
Handmade in India examines all aspects of Indian handicrafts—historical, social, and cultural influences on crafts, design and craft processes, traditional and new markets, products, and tools—unraveling a wealth of knowledge. Based on extensive fieldwork and research, this work maps out the regional crafts identified across the country on the basis of prevailing craftwork patterns. It is closely woven with images to reveal the array of crafts in India, enabling the reader to discern subtle, sometimes unusual, differences in the same craft practiced by distinct regions or communities. Some of these are well known, like the woodwork of Kashmir, blue pottery of Jaipur, and the bamboo craft of Assam. The authors also describe lesser-known crafts like stitched boots from Ladakh, paintings from Jharkhand, and tinsel printing in Ahmedabad.

With its extensive photography, this unique volume will be a tremendous resource for product and textile designers, artists, architects, interior designers, collectors, development professionals, and connoisseurs alike.


Baker
& Taylor

The Indian way of life celebrates products made with the help of simple, indigenous tools by craftspeople with a strong fabric of tradition, aesthetic and artistry. The range of Indian handicrafts is as rich and varied as the country's cultural diversity.

Publisher: New York : Abbeville Press, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780789210470
0789210479
Branch Call Number: 745.0954 HANDM
Characteristics: 579 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 35 cm
Additional Contributors: Ranjan, M. P. 1950-
Ranjan, Aditi
Notes: First published: New Delhi : Council of Handicraft Development Corporations : Office of the Development Commissioner Handicrafts, Ministry of Textiles, 2007

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A wide variety of crafts are discussed, with photos, by area (province? state?). No matter what craft you are interested in, it is likely you will get some ideas, if not specifics, for your own projects.

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