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Asian Embroidery

Asian Embroidery


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ISBN 13 9788170174509
Book Language English
Binding Hardcover
Total Pages 346
Edition 2004
Author Jasleen Dhamija
Product Dimensions 28 cm x 23 cm
Publishers Abhinav Publications  
Category Books  
Weight 1,760.00 g

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About the Book

Asian Embroidery is the result of an International Seminar held by Crafts Council of India, which was coordinated by the well-known authority on textiles, Jasleen Dhamija. Writers, researchers, professors, who have spent a lifetime researching I different regions of Asia came together to share their knowledge. Besides well-known subjects as Phulkari, Bagh, the Central Asian Suzani, there are the little known embroideries of the Philippines, of Kyrgyzstan, of the Chinese settlers in Indonesia, the beadwork of Sarawak. There is the brilliant work of the symbolic significance of light and shining surfaces and a broad sweep of the creative expressions of different regions. The contributors are well-known authorities Padma Shri Jagdish Mittal, Prof. Joanne Eicher, Prof. Victoria Rivers, John Gillow, Prof. Shehnaz Ismail, Dr. Judy Frater, Ruby Ghuznavi, Edric Ong and many others.

About the Author

Jasleen Dhamija, who has edited and put together the book on Asian Embroidery, is a well-known researcher and writer on Textiles History. She has written and edited a number of publications on the Living Cultural Traditions of Asia and has been visiting faculty at institutes in India and Australia. She was awarded the Hill Professorship in University of Minnesota. She worked on development of handicrafts, textiles in India at the pioneering stage for 17 yeas. She has worked with United Nations organizations in Iran, Central Asia, East Europe, Africa and South East Asia. She also evaluated the work of UNESCO for the last decade of the previous millennium.