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Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

1.27.2013

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Here's a short follow up to the follow up: Indian Embroidery by the V & A's Rosemary Crill. If you're drawn to the needlework mentioned in the previous post, this is a great book to explore.

[Detail view: silk threads in chain stitch on woven cotton from the V & A collection.] 

Among the pages you'll find examples of Kutch embroidery like this lively late-19th-century cotton cloth with rows of yellow, cream and crimson silk cows (note the intricate triple border with more yellow, red, and two shades of green). But you will also see different styles including shisha (or mirror work) from Kutch and embroidery from other regions of India, encompassing formal court florals and folk designs.

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