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    DescriptionThe most comprehensive and authoritative reference on the subject - put together after 20 years of research. Invaluable resource for textile designers, historians, and specialists as the book gives detailed analysis on every aspect of the Sari. Based entirely on the knowledge of the weavers and what they have carried as an inheritance from past generations. Tells you where to go to purchase a particular sari and who to go and see The sari is the most representative apparel of India, worn in a variety of ways. The sari is a fabric-length of varying densities in its body, borders and end pieces often woven by combining a range of cottons and silks in colours and patterns that are constantly evolving. Saris is an exhaustive overview of this fascinating unstitched garment and a cutting-edge documentation of design and all that supports it socially, culturally and economically. Traveling district-by-district, village-by-village, the book explores an entire spectrum of traditional weaver and printer settlements in fourteen sari-producing states of India. Thus emerges the first comprehensive compilation of the whole range and scale of the sari: the structures, designs, colours, the format and technology that make up the lingua of the sari. For the first time, this book offers a step-by-step guide for at least 108 ways of draping the sari, through a series of line drawings and colour photographs. A vivid account of how saris come into being for the lay reader and the specialist - be they textilists, designers, scholars or developers who will find this book equally engaging. Contents: Preface; Credits; The Sari: An Introduction; Kerala; Karnataka; Goa; Maharashtra; Gujarat; Madhya Pradesh; Chhattisgarh; Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand; Bihar; Jharkhand; West Bengal; Orissa; Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu; Glossary; Bibliography.

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    Saris of India
    Tradition and Beyond
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Martand Singh, Photographs by Renuga Kelkar
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 274
    Width: 305 mm
    Height: 305 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 260 g
    ISBN 13: 9788174363749
    ISBN 10: 8174363742

    Abridged Dewey: 709
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: TDH
    BIC E4L: BEA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET080
    Ingram Theme: CULT/INDIAN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    BIC subject category V2: AKT
    BISAC V2.8: DES005000, ART019000, DES013000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15890
    BIC subject category V2: AFW, 1FKA
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 391.20954
    DC23: 391.20954
    LC classification: GT1460 .C495 2010
    Edition statement
    Roli Books Pvt Ltd
    Imprint name
    Roli Books Pvt Ltd
    Publication date
    16 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New Delhi
    Author Information
    Rta Kapur Chishti is the co-author and editor of the Saris of India volumes on Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Goa, and editior of the volumes on West Bengal & Bihar, Orrisa & Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, Uttar Pradesh & Gujarat. As a writer and translator she has written on the life and work of craftsmen and has also done script work for films.