Dhurries: History. Pattern. Technique. Identification

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-11-01
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
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The dhurrie -- for centuries the most popular floor covering in India -- is now becoming increasingly popular in Western homes. Its striking colors and the powerful simplicity and variety of its designs are the perfect accompaniment to twenty-first-century interiors. This is the very first comprehensive guide to the dhurrie, with lavish color photographs taken specially for this book by Jamie Govier. Each design pattern is carefully analyzed and clearly illustrated, and spinning, dyeing and weaving techniques are thoroughly explained. Dhurries is a vital source of information for collectors, would-be collectors and textiles aficionados everywhere, as well as an indispensable source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in color and design. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Nada Chaldecott originated the Textiles, Carpets and Tapestries course at Sotheby's Institute, London. Her researches on dhurries have taken her throughout India and Pakistan.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Floor Paintings
Reed Mats and Tigerskins
The History of the Dhurrie
Materials and Techniques
Striped Dhurriesp. 38
Large Striped
Small Striped
Pictorial Dhurriesp. 52
Noah's Ark
Tree of Life and Vase
Floral Dhurriesp. 76
Scrolling Vine and Blossom
Repeat Floral Design
Lattice and Blossom Design
Medallion Dhurriesp. 86
Large Gul
Small Gul
Central and Triple Medallion
Geometric Dhurriesp. 110
Tile Pattern
Stylized Lattice and Blossom
Jali Pattern
Modernist Designs
Patterns from Colourful Textiles
Prayer Dhurriesp. 136
Conclusionp. 154
Notesp. 155
Glossaryp. 156
Select Bibliographyp. 157
Acknowledgmentsp. 158
Photo Creditsp. 158
Indexp. 158
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