Indian Embroidery by Rosemary Grill
Review: The ubiquitous Indian embroidery, from everyday use for the common man to ritual use by the ruling class, can be traced back to 2000 BC and fabrication continues to the present. The needlework collection at the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum contains examples as far back as the 17th century when India began exporting to Europe. This book of large color plates showcase fabric wonders in all their glory, bright reds, golds and yellows; details in chain stitch, running stitch, darning stitch; complex figurative, organic and geometric patterns and decorative darning stitches, all against brightly colored or subtle white grounds. Very satisfying detailed history and full page photographs.
Category: Historical & Ethnic Textile
Size: 10¼" x 12"
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