Handmade in India

Handmade in India

A Geographic Encyclopedia of Indian Handicrafts

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: New York : Abbeville Press Publishers, 2009.
ISBN: 9780789210470
Branch Call Number: 745. 0954 HAN
Characteristics: 579 p. : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Ranjan, Aditi
Ranjan, M. P.


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Mar 07, 2011

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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