Second hand book – Ikat Textiles of India


Ikat textiles are among the most highly pin
in the world. Before weaving, bundled yarn
wrapped, and the exposed areas are dyed according
to a predetermined colour scheme. The yarn is the
woven into fabrics that are renowned for their brilliant
colours and their complex patterns and designs, and
which have been produced in India since the sixth century.
Ikat Textiles of India is a full-colour comprehensive
guide to this unique form of the weaver’s art, featuring
hundreds of examples of the best work from private
collections and from the weavers themselves. The styles
shown range from traditional to contemporary, simple
to complex, and common to rare. With information on
the history and technique of ikat, and on symbolism in
the motifs, and a useful glossary, this fascinating and
beautiful book will prove invaluable for anyone interested
in textile manufacturing and fabric design.
With over 350 colour illustrations.

Chelna Desai is a freelance graphic designer based in

Bombay, India. She researched, wrote, photographed
and designed this volume after travelling to the ikat
textile regions of India. In addition to her professional
practice, she is currently engaged in documenting
graphic design in India, including both traditional and
contemporary signs, symbols, outdoor and indoor
graphics, packaging and displays.

ISBN 0-500-27540-8

Please note that this book is second hand and does show sign of use.

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