Dhurries. History, Technique, Pattern, Identification. NADA CHALDECOTT.

Dhurries. History, Technique, Pattern, Identification.

London. Thames & Hudson. 2003. Stock ID #165268

Maps, colour photographic illustrations, 160pp, glossary, index, hardback, dustjacket, 30 x 21cm, staple holes on one leaf, very good copy. This guide to dhurries includes over 250 examples, which have been carefully photographed. The history of dhurries stretches from the Ajanta cave paintings to the present day and readers will see here the earliest surviving dhurrie, from the 17th century, originally in the Amber Palace in Rajasthan. Each design pattern, whether of main field or border, figurative or geometric, is carefully analysed and clearly illustrated. Materials, spinning, dyeing, and the techniques of weaving are clearly explained. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 165268).

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