Buy Costumes and Textiles of Royal India 2nd Revised edition by Ritu Kumar ( ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free . Costumes and Textiles of Royal India has 15 ratings and 2 reviews. Abdulrehman said: This very lavish book is an wonderful reference for any student of I. After years of searching through dusty museum collections and royal stores across India, acclaimed designer Ritu Kumar has uncovered many.

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About Ritu Kumar Ritu Kumar is one of India’s foremost designers, who has developed a unique style combining the ancient traditions of Indian craftsmanship with contemporary innovations.

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A lot of what you are doing is conjecture. In publishing this book, Ritu has attempted to share her own journey with people everywhere who are concerned with the relationship of head and heart.

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Costumes and Textiles of Royal India

Then I travelled abroad, and in a lot of museums there I found references, though recent comparatively — 20 and 19th Century, and sometimes 18th Century. Fitu all free Kindle reading apps. I hope that all the letters we have been writing to the Government may have affected the decisions and benefitted the craft sectors and clusters.

Yogesh marked it as to-read Aug 06, Praneet marked it as to-read Oct 17, This royal family album is supplemented by stories of royal India told to the author by the last Rajmatas who still remember the splendours of courtly life. These items are dispatched from and sold by different sellers. May 26, 0.

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She began her work many years ago in a small village near Calcutta with just four hand-block printers and a couple of tables. Could you talk a little about the focus on royalty vis a vis textiles? Crafts Atlas of India. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Nisha rated it it was amazing Apr 01, A separate section explains in detail the techniques behind the traditional crafts of weaving, dyeing, printing and embroidery, with sketches and patterns illustrating a variety of garments.


Most of my own design sensibilities came from understanding that this history existed. With essays on the future of textiles by Ritu Sethi, the metamorphosis of the sari by Sujata Assomull, and revivalism by Laila Tyabji, it captures the opportunities and challenges for Indian textiles.

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Santosh marked it as to-read Apr 01, Rita Kumar has gone a long way towards redefining the word ‘fashion’ in the Indian context.