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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Great investment with lots of wonderful information. Alice added it Jan 19, When I launched the book inI did a five city launch, but never really got around to doing a book reading. To ask other readers questions about Costumes and Textiles of Royal Indiaplease sign up. All the patronage that came to the best textiles of the country came from the royalty or the temples.

It is one of the first works which has looked at textiles and fashion in a holistic, geographical and historical perspective. 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. And then, we exchanged one royalty for another, when the British came.


Garima Jain marked it as to-read Feb 18, This sumptuous volume is illustrated with a variety of material, much of which has never been published rity ranging from archive photographs, miniatures, royal portraits and cinema stills, to detailed images of garments and textiles from as far back as the seventeenth century. The Yuvraj wears an achkan and the traditional Patiala turban.

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The book took nine to 10 years. You conjecture from a picture, a sculpture or a historical sequence.

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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. Buy the selected items together This item: Shiveta rated it it was amazing Jul 04, Crafts Atlas of India. Reet marked it as to-read Oct 30, 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.


Could you talk a little about the focus on royalty vis a vis textiles? Here’s how terms and conditions apply. Meenakshi Iyer marked it as to-read Dec 29, The recent allocation of Rs. Costumes and Textiles of Royal India.

Costumes and Textiles of Royal India by Ritu Kumar

Please Email the Editor. Dhwani added it Aug 27, There was a problem filtering reviews right now. A little about how you think the history of textile and design affects contemporary designers in the country today? Excerpts from an interview: Vostumes you want to learn something deeper about Indian culture, buy this book and enjoy. From the mid- nineteenth century onwards some remarkable photographic material exists.

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