Textiles of the Banjara: Cloth and Culture of a Wandering Tribe

Author: Charllotte Kwon

Brand: imusti

Edition: 1


  • Thames Hudson

ISBN: 0500518378

Number Of Pages: 192

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Release Date: 2016-03-14


The first English-language survey of the intricate embroidery and colorful dyes of Banjara textiles, among the most dazzling produced in India

The Banjara,­ an ethnic group composed of semi-nomadic tribes found throughout the Indian subcontinent , are renowned for their highly colorful textiles. Embellished with mirrors, shells, and intricate embroidery, Banjara work displays a surprisingly modern aesthetic. Created to showcase embroidery skill, protect the owner from harm, and channel auspicious powers, the Banjara technique is unique in India and is a celebration of the strength of the women who practice it.This is the first book devoted to the traditional clothing and embroidery of the Banjara, illuminating their long history and investigating their links with the European Roma. 160 color illustrations

UPC: 884402225038

EAN: 9780500518373

Package Dimensions: 12.2 x 9.2 x 0.9 inches

Languages: English, French

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