Costumes, Textiles, Jewellery
Language of traditional Indian Costume by Dr. Vandana Bhandari
Costumes, Textiles & Jewellery of India unravels the beautiful and sophisticated language of traditional Indian Costume, in this detailed study of the complex role played by clothing and ornamentation in Indian society. It focuses on the state of Rajasthan, one of Indiaâ ™s most celebrated and historically rich regions. Compiled over more than fifteen years of research, this fascinating volume explores how Indian costume reflects the wearer's marital status, occupation, seasonal changes and religious commitment, serving as an essential symbol of their identity and ancestry. Sumptuously illustrated with dozens of full-color photographs, this is an essential book for all those interested in Indian style as well as those reflecting on the cultural, social, historic and technical aspects of textiles, costumes and ornamentation About The Author: Dr. Vandana Bhandari has spent many years studying and documenting Indian Textiles and the traditions and lifestyle of the people. Extensively published in journals and magazines, her books include 'Celebrating Dreams: Weddings in India' (1998), 'Textiles and Crafts of India: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur' (1998) and the NIFT Millennium Document titled, 'Evolving Trends in Fashion'. She is also a contributor to the 'Encyclopaedia of Clothing and Fashion'. Table Of Contents: Preface Author's Note Roots Timeless Textile Stitched and Unstitched Cloth Jewellery and Ornamentation Diversity in Style Garment Analysis Glossary and Index Bibliography Acknowledgements and Photo Credits Special Features: Costumes, Textiles and Jewellery of India.